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African Wedding Traditions – Past and Present

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A result of the slave disapora many traditional and cultural practices amongst the slave population were lost. Marriage for slave couples was not legally recognized. Moreover the wedding ceremony, which was an elaborate celebration for many African tribes, was reduced to the the practice of “jumping the broom”, which was popularized by the 1970’s mini-series Roots.

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African weddings and Afro- American wedding are a family affair and involve the combining of two lives, two families, and sometimes even two communities! There are many different wedding traditions in the African continent and no two are exactly alike. However, in all the communities in Africa and here in America  the bride plays a very special role and is treated with respect because she is a link between the unborn and the ancestors.

African Traditions & Customs

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Darlene Dancy is the owner of Affordable and Historical Art. Darlene's goal is to educate, motivate and empower people of African descent to learn the rich history of African culture - past & present. Discover Black History written, researched and preserved by African American Scholars. Lectures, Documentaries & Auto Biographies on DVD's and Historical Black Print/Poster art

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