‘Jump the Broom’ Sweeps into Oklahoma City on March 28
Celebrate the history, trials and triumphs of African American relationships March 28 with the Oklahoma City performance of the nationally renowned play, "Jump the Broom."
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
“The message we hope people receive is that the African American community has a legacy of strong, committed marriages,” said Bob Davis, a community relations specialist for the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative. “We also want people to see that the presence of conflict is not an indicator of a failed relationship. Instead, it is an opportunity to identify and address areas in the relationship that need attention.”
“Jump the Broom” will be Saturday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Douglass High School Auditorium in Oklahoma City. The play celebrates all marriages and points to the history of marriages and relationships in the African-American community.
"By seeing the positive outcomes of couples who decide to focus on developing healthy relationships, viewers are encouraged to make a more a concerted effort to make their relationships work,” Davis said.
"Jump the Broom" is a nationally touring play that has been incorporated into the federal government's African American Healthy Marriage Initiative activities, and the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative is proud to provide Oklahoma City area residents the opportunity to experience the play free of charge. The event is open to all people, regardless of their relationship status.