Couple: Alice Clement and Robert Joseph Foster
Date of Wedding: December 23, 1941
Place: Sisters Chapel, Spelman College (Atlanta, GA)
Officiant: Morehouse President Benjamin Mays
The date of the wedding, December 23, was significant for the bride's family. It was the day that her parents had married years earlier. December 23 was also the birthday of the bride's grandfather, Bishop George C. Clement of the AME Zion Church
The bride wore an ivory satin gown fashioned with a long bodice. The neckline was embroidered with seed pearls and rhinestones. Her only jewelry was a strand of pearls given to her by the groom.
The bride graduated from Spelman College in June 1941 and was a student at Julliard School of Music at the time of the wedding. The groom graduated from Morehouse College and Atlanta University.
The bride was the daughter of Atlanta University President Rufus Clement.
In 2010, best-selling author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson profiled the groom in her award-winning book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration