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To Create Our Own Rituals: Same-Sex Marriage and the Symbolic Value of Jumping the Broom

Tyler D. Parry

in Jumping the Broom: The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660868
eISBN:
9781469660882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660868.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter reviews the state of the broomstick wedding among same-sex couples, both before and after its the legalization in the United States. For many people facing systemic discrimination and ... More


Beyond Black or White: The Broomstick Wedding’s Expanding Meaning

Tyler D. Parry

in Jumping the Broom: The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660868
eISBN:
9781469660882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660868.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

The final chapter examines how the broomstick wedding appeals to different groups in the twenty-first century, some of which have no ancestral attachment to the custom. The chapter begins by ... More


Whose Heritage? Whose Culture?: The Uncertain Future of Jumping the Broom

Tyler D. Parry

in Jumping the Broom: The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660868
eISBN:
9781469660882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660868.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

The conclusion is structured around a few cultural moments that resonate with current discussions of the ritual’s modern and historical relevance, including two audiovisual depictions of the ceremony ... More


Jumping the Broom: The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual

Tyler D. Parry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660868
eISBN:
9781469660882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660868.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this definitive history of a unique tradition, Tyler D. Parry untangles the convoluted history of the "broomstick wedding." Popularly associated with African American culture, Parry traces the ... More


A Multicultural Tradition

Tyler D. Parry

in Jumping the Broom: The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660868
eISBN:
9781469660882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660868.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The book’s introduction begins with a largely unknown vignette of two enslaved people “jumping the broom” in an elaborate ceremony, which the author specifically selected to portray the ritual’s ... More


Better than Nothing: Broomstick Weddings in European American Ritual Practice

Tyler D. Parry

in Jumping the Broom: The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660868
eISBN:
9781469660882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660868.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The use of the broomstick wedding among European-American communities is an understudied component of this ritual history, and this chapter provides the first extended treatment of the marital ... More


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