In the thousands of English language articles, essays, and books by researchers
and practitioners writing about grief following a death, there is little about
African American grief (Barrett, 1995). This is not to say that a small number
of studies cannot be immensely important. We have benefited from reading
the works that are in the literature and that we cite at a number of places in
this book, for example, Barrett (1995), Brice (1999), Hines (1986, 1991), Kalish
and Reynolds (1981), and Meagher and Bell (1993).