Black Love: How These Iconic Couples Met

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  • Barack Obama and Michelle Obama
  • Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis
  • Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King
  • Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee
  • Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Grant Hill and Tamia Hill
  • Eric Holder and Sharone Malone
  • Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil
  • Beyoncé and Jay Z
  • Dennis Rodman and … Dennis Rodman?

Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King

During his time in Boston, Martin Luther King Jr. was having trouble meeting a woman he liked, so he asked a female friend to play matchmaker. She gave him Coretta Scott’s number; he called and they met the next day. After an hour his mind was made up, “We ought to get married someday," he said in his autobiography. A year after meeting, they tied the knot on June 18, 1953. (Photo: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

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