Celebrating Black Brides: Profile #10

Couple: Marjorie Johnson and Edgar William Ward

               Luella Johnson and Robert Graves

Date of Wedding:   1948 Summer

Place: Livingstone College auditorium (Salisbury, NC)

Fun facts

The sisters chose to have a double wedding.

3,000 guests attended the ceremony.

The father of the brides, Rev. Dr. Julius P. Johnson, was a prominent Presbyterian pastor in the South.  Groom Edgar Ward also became a well-known Presbyterian pastor in Chicago.


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