Jumping the broom
Jumping the broom is a phrase and custom relating to a wedding ceremony
where the couple jumps over a broom. The custom is based on an 18th-century ... More »
Jumping the broom has become one of the most popular African traditions at
weddings-traditional and African-centered. History tells us that the ancestral roots
"Jumping the Broom," is celebrated on this date. This is an African American
phrase and custom for marriage. The significance of the broom to African-
Jumping the Broom History. This is a ceremony dating back to the 1600s and
derived from Africa. Dating back to slave days, jumping the broom together has ...
A reader asks, "I went to a Pagan handfasting ceremony last weekend, and the couple included a broom jumping
in their ritual. The custom of "jumping
" is often associated with the African-American community, because when slavery was still a legal institution, ... More »
Charles Joyner, the author of Shared Traditions: Southern History and Folk
Culture, asserts that jumping the broom was “nearly universal in the south as a ...
Why do people jump the broom? Read about the jumping the broom ceremony at
HowStuffWorks. ... Learn about the ceremony's history on the next page.
History of the Jumping Over the Broom Ceremony - Why do people jump the
broom? Read about the jumping the broom ceremony at HowStuffWorks.
Some say broom jumping comes from an African tribal marriage ritual of ... Act
One in which a character, Doaker, describes his family history during slavery
www.caamuseum.org/documents/TEMPIE AND EXTER (2).pdf
Jumping over a broom as part of a wedding ceremony was also common in pre-
Christian European cultures. The custom survived the introduction of Christianity