Celebrating Black Brides: Profile #4

Couple: Colin Powell and Alma Johnson

Date of Wedding: August 25, 1962

Place: First Congregational Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Officiant:  Rev. J Clyde Perry

Fun facts

The couple met on a blind date in 1961.

The couple had two wedding receptions.

Mr. and Mrs. Powell spent their honeymoon at the historic AG Gaston Motel in Birmingham.  For more information on this motel’s connection to the civil rights movement, see Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire by Carol Jenkins and Elizabeth Gardner Hines.