Patricia and Alfred were married on August 28th, 1956, and are celebrating their 58th anniversary today! A few years later, on August 28th, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” address from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. This photo was sent in by their daughters Kathy on the left, and Patty on the right. While we love and appreciate all of the families who participate in this project, today, we tip our cap to Patricia & Alfred. Happy Anniversary!
Wedding. Town Hall, Mare Street, Hackney 1971. "Man, that was a real big thing," Morris recalls. "I knew a few black guys who had married white women, but this was the first time I saw a wedding between a white man and a black woman."
Unlikely couple. Early 20th century. -------- I really would like to know who this couple was, and the story around them. Given the era, if they were married, it was unlikely that he took her home to the west. Mixed raced marriages were anything but well received.
Elinor Elizabeth Powell was one of the few black nurses who was able to serve during the war. Elinor got the job of tending to German prisoners of war, which is where she met Frederick Albert. According to Chris Albert, their son, here’s what he said to her as soon as he set eyes upon her: “It was in the officers’ mess hall, and my father was working in the kitchen. He kind of boldly made his way straight for my mother and said: ‘You should know my name. I’m the man who’s going to marry…