Black Marriage Day 2015
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Detroit, MI
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Black Marriage Day 2015
Joining city halls, community centers, houses of worship and other institutions in 300 communities nationwide, The Wright Museum and Marriage Resource Center Black Marriage Day 2015. Black Marriage Day was first launched in Washington, D.C., by Nisa Muhammad, founder of the Wedded Bliss Foundation. This national initiative encourages African Americans to embrace an institution that has long been on the decline within this community by highlighting the deep-rooted historical role marriage has played among African Americans, as well as the reality that there are still black men and women who, day in and day out, meet, fall in love, get married, and stay together.

Black Marriage Day 2015 will be held for married couples, as well as those who are engaged, seriously dating or looking to get married, at The Wright Museum on Saturday, March 21, beginning at 11 am. Tickets are $50 per couple in advance, $55 the day of the event. Tickets are available online at

For more information, contact Angela King at

BLACK MARRIAGE DAY 2015: Saturday, March 21

11 AM: Opening, General Motors Theater
Welcome (Randi Myles, Midday Host and Assistant Program Director, Praise 102.7 FM)
Performance (Together As One )
Keynote address  (Bishop-Elect Clarence and Co-Pastor Robyn Langston, Word In Action Christian Center)

1 PM: Intermission
Enjoy all the museum exhibits, compliments of the museum, and shop the museum store for great finds and deals
Dine on refreshments in the Latimer Café
Photo/Essay Contest. Have you and your significant other's photo taken to submit, along with a written essay about your relationship, to a team of experts who will judge a winning couple in each category:
Most Enduring -- For a couple married at least 15 years and still passionate about one another
Overcomers -- For a couple that has, or is, facing great hardship yet still staying together
Most Bountiful -- For a couple that, together, has four (4) or more children (not to include blended marriages)
Most Romantic Proposal -- For an officially engaged couple (marriage date must be set; ceremony location should be booked)
Sexiest Couple  For that committed, eye-catching couple that, despite kids and careers and all else, still manages to keep the spark in their marriage
Couple of the Year  Taking into account such factors as how this couple met, how long they have been married, what they have overcome to be together; their enduring passion and the well-being/success of their children

3 PM: Power Sessions, Classrooms

5 PM: Finale, Multipurpose Room, Hosted by the Marriage Resource Center
Vow renewal ceremony
Awards -- Announce winners of photo/essay contest
Closing dance  All married couples will start on the dance floor together and, periodically peeling off in groups of those married from the least amount of time to those married the longest, will leave the floor until the longest-married couples are last on the floor

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
The Wright Museum


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (View)
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
United States


Other > Spiritual
Social > Adult
Social > Dating

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!