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Jumping The Broom

"Jumping the Broom" is a symbol of sweeping away the old and welcoming the new, or a symbol of new beginnings and is used in some African American wedding ceremonies. #weddings #africanamericanweddings #love

Mildred and Richard Loving are profiled in "The Loving Story."

Collection Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson, 2012.137.24.18.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson, 2012.137.24.4.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson, 2012.137.9.11.

Ellen Craft and William Craft

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Gorgeous African American Women - 1950s vintage dress, lace and circle skirt, could not be more adorable! #vintage vintage-weddings

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Vintage African American Bride and Groom Posing For Formal Wedding Portrait, Possibly 1920s

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African American Bride and Groom by Black History Album, via Flickr

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True Love! From Wedding Nouveau #africanamerican #africanamericanwedding #africanamericanbride

Ghanaian groom and bride in their kente wear. (via howiviewafrica)

AFRICAN-AND-AFRICAN-AMERICAN-INSPIRED INSPIRATION featured on weddingnouveau.com #africanamerican #africanamericanwedding #africanamericanbride

Red and white wedding.

In 1970, JET Magazine featured the wedding of Edna Knowles and Peaches Stevens.

LOOK: A Gay Wedding Photo From 1970

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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson, object 2012.137.24.17.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson, 2012.137.24.5.

Wedding portrait of couple. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson, 2012.137.9.3

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson, 2012.137.3.9..

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson, 2012.137.9.7

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson, object 2012.137.24.1.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson, 2012.137.9.6.