Jumping the Broom is a wedding tradition with confusing origin. Many believed that Jumping the Broom originated as a wedding tradition in the Southern U.S. during the period of slavery. As a way around the master’s ban on marriage, slaves created Jumping the Broom commitment ceremonies, which later became wedding traditions for the African-American community. Although some may believe it's history creates a negative connotation, it is actually a greatly revered cultural wedding tradition in many modern African-American weddings; providing that even bondage couldn't deny the importance of the marriage commitment.
However, the tradition of Jumping the Broom has a greater connection to African Tribal Rituals where Jumping the Broom is a show of respect for their ancestors. In the African Tribal ritual, placing of Continue reading "A Wedding Tradition: Jumping The Broom" »