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
Jumping The Broom
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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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Lesbian Wedding, 1968, via The Wide Open Town History Project Records. Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
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Mildred and Richard Loving are profiled in "The Loving Story."
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mildred and richard loving (ap images) june 12 is “loving day,” an unofficial american holiday that commemorates the landmark 1967 supreme court decision, loving v. virginia, that overturned state laws against interracial marriage.
Love conquered hate and ignorance. A great documentary, "A Loving Story", was made about the couple. / Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s and their landmark Supreme Court Case, Loving v. Virginia, that changed history.
At one point in time, gay marriage wasn't the only banned marriage. Interracial marriage was an extreme probably in the early to mid 1900s. The Supreme Court heard a case in 1967 that would change marriage laws across the nation, overturning individual state restrictions on who could legally marry whom. Gay marriage wasn't even a speck on the horizon that year.
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson, 2012.137.9.11.
Absolutely Melting! Wedding portrait of couple. 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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The Great Escape From Slavery of Ellen and William Craft. Passing as a white man traveling with his servant, two slaves fled their masters in a thrilling true tale of deception and intrigue
Ellen Craft and William Craft escaped from Georgia and made their way to Philadelphia disguised as a white male slave owner and his male slave. Then eventually fled to England.
Ellen Craft and William Craft, wife and husband. Two formerly enslaved people who passed as a white man traveling with his servant to escape.
Ellen and William Craft - an American couple who escaped slavery together in the 1840s. The wife disguised herself as a white male aristocrat and the husband posed as her slave. Incredible story.
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Vintage African American Bride and Groom Posing For Formal Wedding Portrait, Possibly 1920s
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A James Van Der Zee (Harlem Renaissance photographer) photo. The little girl is transparent.
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circa 1920s. James Van Der Zee, photographer. African American Vernacular Photography courtesy of Black History Album.
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Here Comes The Bride | 1920s African American bride posing for her formal wedding portrait, circa 1920s. Note the touch of color in her bouquet. James Van Der Zee, photographer. African American Vernacular Photography courtesy of Black History Album.
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African American Bride and Groom by Black History Album, via Flickr
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Very vintage, very beautiful. African American Bride and Groom by Black History Album, via Flickr
Bride and Groom by Black History Album. What a gorgeous vintage wedding gown & veil, and the top hat & tux are really classy! via Flickr jj
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Ghanaian groom and bride in their kente wear. (via howiviewafrica)
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[Video] Two Kappas Jump the Broom...What's the big deal?
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In 1970, JET Magazine featured the wedding of Edna Knowles and Peaches Stevens.
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Queer African American Women and the History of Marriage This photo and headline accompanied an article from the October 15, 1970 issue of Jet magazine. They reveal that long before the recent struggle for marriage equality began, African American women who love women have engaged with the institution of marriage and have fought to make it their own. Edna Knowles, on the left, and Peaches Stevens were wed in Liz’s Mark III Lounge, a gay bar on the South Side of Chicago, “before a host of friends and well wishers.” The article ended by noting, “although the duo has a type of ‘marriage license’ in their possession, the state’s official marriage license bureau reported it had no record of their license.” This ending serves to remind Jet readers that Knowles and Stevens’ union was not legitimate in the eyes of the state, as does the use of quotes around the word “married” in the headline. However, decades prior to this bold public display of queer affection, African American female couples in New York strategized alternative ways to obtain marriage licenses in the 1920s and 30s: "Marriage ceremonies were held with large wedding parties which included several bridesmaids, attendants, and other wedding party members. Actual marriage licenses were obtained by either masculinizing the first name, or having a gay male surrogate obtain the license for the marrying couple. These marriage licenses were placed on file with the New York City Marriage Bureau." - Luvenia Pinson, “The Black Lesbian: Times Past-Time Present,” Womanews, May 1980 p. 8. Also during the 1930s, popular performer Gladys Bentley was making a living singing bawdy tunes and playing piano late into the night at various clubs all over New York, including one named after her. Bentley married her white girlfriend in Atlantic City in a ceremony to which she invited friends in the entertainment industry: "Columnist Louis Sobol remembered Bentley coming over to his table one night and whispering, ‘I’m getting married tomorrow and you’re invited.’ When Sobol asked who the lucky man was to be, she giggled and replied, ‘Man? Why boy you’re crazy. I’m marryin’ ——’ and she named another woman singer." - Eric Garber, “Gladys Bentley: The Bulldagger Who Sang the Blues,” Out/Look, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1988, pp. 52-61. These examples show some of the various ways queer African American women have created public rituals to express their relationships and have therefore insisted on their rights to full citizenship, many decades prior to the current struggle for marriage equality. - Cookie
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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
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, 2012.137.9.7