Monday, June 10, 2013
Did Obama's parents set the world record for the longest wedding ever?
Did the President's parents - Barack Obama, Sr. and Ann Dunham - set the world record for the longest wedding ever?
If their wedding party commenced in 1960 and ended in 1961, then, that very well may be the case!
In 2007, while discussing civil rights, and the civil rights movement, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama stated that, "When my parents got married in 1960, '61, it would have been illegal for them to be married in a number of states in the South." [See the video below.] A wedding that began in 1960 and stretched out till 1961 is, in all likelihood, a world record! Which begs the question: Why wasn't this monumental achievement listed in the Guinness Book of World Records?!
In Dreams from my Father, Barack Obama wrote that his parents were married in February, 1961. However, from Obama's 2007 statement, it appears as if the unusually long wedding ceremony, and party, commenced in 1960 and concluded in February of 1961.
A world record, befitting the parents of our illustrious President!
Posted by Darrin at 6/10/2013