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Interviewer: I’m sorry. I forgot to ask. When did you get married? Johnson: Nineteen fifty-one. Interviewer: Nineteen fifty-one? So right after you graduated from Prairie View? Johnson: Yeah. Interviewer: What is your wife’s name? Johnson: Katie F. Katie Frances. Interviewer: How did you guys meet? Johnson: In school. I—it was on Saturday and I think they were having a football game and she was up on the second floor of the education building and I looked up there and saw here. I had not seen her before. I introduced myself and from there on started haggling. We celebrated our sixty-fourth wedding anniversary the other day, other week, month. Interviewer: Last week? Johnson: No, it was March. Interviewer: Oh, okay. In March. Johnson: Married March—Sunday, 1951, March 25th. It was an Easter Sunday. This was rare that Easter would fall on that, but it was Easter Sunday in 1951 when we married. Interviewer: It was an Easter Sunday again for your anniversary? Johnson: No, but it has been a time or two in that interim. It occurred a time or two.

Interview Interview with James E. Johnson
Subjects Family › Courtship
Family › Marriage
Family › Children
Education › Higher Education
Tags Prairie View A&M University
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Interview date 2015-07-21
Interview source CRBB Summer 2015
Interviewees Johnson, James E.
Interviewers Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Bynum, Katherine
Locations Prairie View, TX
Duration 00:01:53
Citation "Marriage ," from James E. Johnson oral history interview with Moisés Acuña-Gurrola and Katherine Bynum,  July 21, 2015, Prairie View, TX , Civil Rights in Black and Brown Interview Database,, accessed April 17, 2024