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Yard brooms

Ms. Catherine made these yard brooms. When she lived in this house, she had her children sweep the yard every day. That is a custom that is found in West Africa.

Photo 1999.

Note: More information available from Amelia Wallace Vernon, African Americans at Mars Bluff, South Carolina (Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University, 1993. Reprint. Columbia: University of South Carolina, 1995), pp. 168-171..

Yard brooms

Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1999.