Couple: Shirley Graham and W.E.B. Du Bois
Date of Wedding: February 14, 1951*/February 27, 1951
Place: 17319 113th Steeet (St. Albans, Long Island, NY)
Officiant: Rev. Edward D. McGowan
The couple was supposed to marry on February 27 but the groom was indicted on February 9 and the bride wanted to be married before his arraignment.
They married secretly on February 14 with only a minister and two witnesses present. They had a second wedding later with 150 family members and friends from all over the nation present.
Yolande Du Bois Williams, the groom's daughter, served as matron of honor.