Political Sweethearts

Couples who pledged their love for life.

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Lifelong Loves - Just in time for Valentine’s Day, BET.com looks back at noteworthy Black power couples in the world of politics, including civil rights activists Medgar and Myrlie Evers, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and his wife Diane, and our country’s most powerful (... and famous!) duo, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Click through for more political sweethearts. —Britt MiddletonPresident Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King - Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. (Photo: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King - Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. (Photo: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Medgar and Myrlie Evers - Medgar and Myrlie Evers. (Photos: Hulton Archive/Getty Images; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) 

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Medgar and Myrlie Evers - Medgar and Myrlie Evers. (Photos: Hulton Archive/Getty Images; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) 

Jesse Jackson Sr. and Jacqueline Lavinia Brown - Jesse Jackson Sr. and Jacqueline Lavinia Brown. (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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Jesse Jackson Sr. and Jacqueline Lavinia Brown - Jesse Jackson Sr. and Jacqueline Lavinia Brown. (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Michael Steele and Andrea Steele - Michael Steele and Andrea Steele. (Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

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Michael Steele and Andrea Steele - Michael Steele and Andrea Steele. (Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

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Adrian and Michelle Fenty - Adrian and Michelle Fenty. (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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Adrian and Michelle Fenty - Adrian and Michelle Fenty. (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Eric Holder and Dr. Sharon Malone - Eric Holder and Dr. Sharon Malone. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

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Eric Holder and Dr. Sharon Malone - Eric Holder and Dr. Sharon Malone. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson  - Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson. (Photo: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

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Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson  - Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson. (Photo: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

Andr? Carson and Mariama Shaheed-Carson - Andr? Carson and Mariama Shaheed-Carson. (Photo: Bill Clark/Getty Images)

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André Carson and Mariama Shaheed-Carson - André Carson and Mariama Shaheed-Carson. (Photo: Bill Clark/Getty Images)

Deval and Diane Patrick - Deval and Diane Patrick. (Photo: REUTERS/Jason Reed)

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Deval and Diane Patrick - Deval and Diane Patrick. (Photo: REUTERS/Jason Reed)