jump = copulate with?

Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Fri Nov 18 23:09:31 UTC 2005

> Purportedly, American slave couples solemnized their weddings
> by jumping over a broom. I first heard of this practice from
> my mother (b.1914, Longview, TX). FWIW, I've always
> considered this to be bullshit, despite the fact that I've
> come across it hundreds of times in readings by, for, or
> about black Americana.

But it was in _Roots_, it must be true . . .

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