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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
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Lesbian Wedding, 1968. via The Wide Open Town History Project Records. Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

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Epic Gallery: 150 Years Of Lesbians And Other Lady-Loving-Ladies

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

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LOOK: A Gay Wedding Photo From 1970

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LOOK: A Gay Wedding Photo From 1970

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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

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