Jumping the Broom
Van Norris - 2002
Bride and groom, Ora Lean Norris and Harvey Johnson, practice an old African-American custom of jumping the broom on their wedding day in June of 2002. Ora Lean wears a long dress of turquoise with a matching jacket, and Harvey wears a grey suit with blue shirt and tie. To the right is Ora Lean's grandson, Mark Weaver.
|Title||Jumping the Broom|
|Format||Photograph, 4 X 6 in.|
Title by cataloger. The African-American custom of jumping the broom began as a ritual when there wasn't a legal marrigae license. See other photos under the subject heading Gulfport, Mississippi for the Norris/Johnson story. Scanned at the Black History Month Celebration, Feb. 18, 2007, at the Grand Rapids Public Library
|Location In Photo||Grand Rapids, MI|
|Collection||Harvey and Ora Lean Johnson|