Celebrating Black History Month: Weddings Through the Ages

“If there was a wrong, if there is a lack of justice, and there is an inequality, then someone needs to say something. And why not me?”  – Meghan Markle

This month we are celebrating the many contributions made by African American leaders throughout our history. Take a walk through the past to see what these famous Black heroes wore on their wedding days!

 

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott were married on June 18, 1953. They had a beautiful backyard wedding in Marion, Alabama at the home of Coretta’s parents. Coretta wore an elegant ankle-length gown with a lacy high neck and cap sleeves. 

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Aretha Franklin

After divorcing her first husband in 1969, Aretha Franklin married actor Glynn Turman on April 11, 1978 at her father’s New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. She wore a beautiful satin wedding gown with a long pearl train trimmed in mink.

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Meghan Markle

On May 19, 2018, Meghan Markle became the first African American to marry into the British royal family. She and Prince Harry exchanged vows at the St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Meghan wore a lovely long sleeve gown with a straight, off-shoulder neckline.

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Serena Williams

Olympic tennis player Serena Williams married Alexis Ohanian, founder of Reddit, on November 16, 2017 at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans. Serena wore a fairytale princess gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

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Eartha Kitt

Renowned performer Eartha Kitt and real estate agent William McDonald were wed at her home in Weston Connecticut on June 6, 1960. She wore a classy tea-length wedding dress with a V-neckline and short sleeves.

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Medgar Evers

On December 24, 1951, civil rights activist Medgar Evers married Myrlie Williams while in school at Alcorn College in Mississippi. Myrlie wore a traditional ankle-length gown with long sleeves and a high neckline.

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In honor of Black History Month, Azazie wishes to acknowledge the many significant and lasting achievements of all African Americans. “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are. The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

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