My analysis of the black family unit will start from the middle passage through the freeing of theslaves in 1863. The black family unit starts before the Africans were brought to America, it wasjust broken-down and rebuilt a little differently once they were in America. During the MiddlePassage the slaves that were took/taken (prisoners) by force came from different tribes withdifferent languages and traditions. One of the first things that had to happen before a family unitwas accepted; they had to learn to communicate with each other. After arriving in the Americasthey were sold to the highest person (who offers to pay for something) without any (serious thought/something to think about/respect) of family or tribal ties. These experiences cause theAfricans to create new identities as African Americans this way enabling them to create newfamily brings together (as one). African American families/communities where slow to formally develop because the number ofAfricans where too low, they didn’t have enough men and women together in the (groups of people or other living things). The southern (groups of people or other living things) in theeighteenth century had more slaves they had a greater success in beginning and building on thefamily. American born slaves where called Creole Slaves and these slaves gave rise to family andcommunity life. These slaves’ (groups of people/animals/things) had established structure withmen women children and older (people) even using terms like aunt and uncle. Slaves withfamilies at this time worked all day and then had their domestic family responsibilities. Theproblem with is was that the masters owned each slave so at anytime you could be sold off againwith no regard to your family/community ties. Since the slave marriage was recognized by lawoften times even husband and wives lived on different (large farms with crops) with differentmasters. Religion has played a huge part in the development of the black family unite. During the times ofthe Dutch Church Reformation in America the Atlantic Creole population in New Amsterdam hadformal marriages. The church became an institution through which New Amsterdam blacks wereable to form independent family-related units. In addition to marriage papers, storehouses (of old things) of the Dutch Reformed Church contain (Christian ceremony done at birth) recordsthat list children according to fathers rather than owners and name black godparents aswitnesses. In these families they were able to support each other emotionally, (related to money), and (related to religion or the soul)ly as religion began to be introduced to them. Fromthis point to present day African Americans have had religion play a big part in their lives. The single parent home has diseased/badly harmed and bothered the black family, becausefamilies were controlled by the masters they had to have extended families. The extendedfamilies consisted of grannies, aunts’ uncles and other slaves on the same (large farms with crops). The extended system of family relationship central to African (community of people/all good people in the world), this way, found new purposes within the institution of Americanslavery. Extended families not only secured/made sure of that their members were physicallygave/given for, but they also offered emotional support. This was a very trying time for the familybecause the slaves were able to be controlled/moved around/misled by their masters. Often timeslave would be punished for things a family member did or even killed. In 1863 when the slaveswere freed they are now given a chance to find lost family and try to renew the family unite onceagain.