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Just wanted to share with all of you the remarkable blog unfolding over at H-Afro-Am titled "Of the Study of Race and Culture in America." Following up on Langston Hughes' February 1 birthday, today's post is about his childhood in Lawrence, KS.
Yes, there are a lot of articles on it, in particular after the Paula Deen scandal.
I re-read my posting and I realize I should have used the word "contemporary."
I think the topic involves, race, place, religion, architecture, identity, and historical memory and would be a topic to explore.
I must admit I assumed you were talking about weddings on plantations during slavery. Interesting. I had no idea there was a current practice of plantation weddings. A little google search informs that apparently this is a thing. For those as unaware as I, here's a 2014 article in Salon and A 2017 article on attn.com. Startling stuff.
I am inquiring about the current practice of Americans having plantation weddings. This has been reported and criticized in the press, but I haven't found anything in the academic press.
As in "jumping over the broom" weddings?