New Beginnings

While studying at Harvard, Moses met Alice Johnson, a graduate of Cheyney State Teacher’s College in Pennsylvania with several years’ teaching experience in Asbury Park, New Jersey and Oxford, England. They married in the spring of 1962. Their wedding announcement appeared in April issues of Jet magazine and the New York Times. Shortly afterward, the couple moved to Hyde Park, where Paul began a new position as an instructor in the Department of Art at the University of Chicago. The birth of their son, Michael, followed at the end of that year. In step with her pathbreaking husband, Alice later became a third- and fourth-grade science teacher at the University of Chicago’s Laboratory Schools. She also served as the first African-American and first woman president of the National Science Teachers Association and advanced her career at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC.


Video footage of Paul Moses and Alice Johnson’s wedding, 1962
Footage courtesy of Michael A. Moses

Video of Paul and Alice exiting the church and the reception afterwards. There is no sound included with the video.