5 facts behind ‘jumping the broom’, the sacred marriage custom that still thrives in America

September 02, 2018 at 10:00 am | Culture

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

September 02, 2018 at 10:00 am | Culture

The movie, Roots, resurrected the practice after it dwindled — TVOne

It dwindled but ‘Roots’ resurrected it 

Jumping the broom declined after slaves were emancipated and African Americans were allowed to marry legally.

However, it resurrected in African-American culture in the 20th century following the release of the novel and miniseries Roots.

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