Couple: Martin L. Harvey and Emma Clarie Collins
Date of Wedding: August 1, 1943
Place: Central Methodist Church, Jackson, MS
Officiant: Rev. A.L. Holland
The couple’s romance began in Berlin, Germany, in 1939.
The wedding was profiled in three different black newspapers.
The bride had a cathedral train and the groom and his groomsmen wore white dinner jackets with black tuxedo trousers.
Clarie Collins Harvey was a funeral home owner who used her business to further civil rights. See “DIGNITY IN LIFE AND DEATH: UNDERTAKER CLARIE COLLINS HARVEY AND BLACK WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVISM,” JOURNAL OF MISSISSIPPI HISTORY LXXVI (FALL/WINTER 2014): 111-127.