Explores role playing of group problems as a training device for helping seventy two black females, hired by Michigan Bell Telephone Company, make the transition "from a culture of poverty to a culture of work."
Study covering nearly six hundred pregnant women in east-central Detroit in 1965, three-quarters non-white, concludes patterns of "ideal" maternal behavior are class-derived, and not necessary for healthy pregnancies.
Presents "factual data covering a wide range of tension areas," among them employment of Negro women (pg. 11) and upgrading of black workers in war plants (pg. 13-14), Sojourner Truth Housing Project (pg. 50-59), and Detroit police brutality (pg.…
Studies "social histories of group of unmarried mothers [87% black] as to their common characteristics, their differences, the problems presented by them other than financial, and the services rendered by agency to the mother and child."