Black Marriage Day 2016
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Detroit, MI
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Black Marriage Day 2016
Joining city halls, community centers, houses of worship and other institutions in 300 communities nationwide, The Wright Museum and Marriage Resource Center present Black Marriage Day 2016. 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 2016 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, April 2, beginning at 11 am. Tickets are $50 per couple in advance, $55 the day of the event. Tickets are available online at or by phone at (800) 838-3006. For more information, contact Angela King at

BLACK MARRIAGE DAY 2016: Saturday, April 2 - Schedule subject to change:

11 AM: Opening, General Motors Theater
Recitation of Invitation to Love by Paul Laurence Dunbar (Roosevelt Johnson and Tamela Jones)
Welcome (Randi Myles, Midday Host and Assistant Program Director, Praise 102.7 FM)
Couples ensemble dance to Addictive Love by BeBe and CeCe Winans  (Together As One, under the choreography of Carollette Phillips, LaShells School of Dance)
Keynote address  (Paul D. Allen, of PaJam Music Group, and Keisha Eichelberger-Allen, of  CharismaticU LLC)

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 by Dorsey Culinary Academy in the Latimer Café
Photo/Essay Contest. Have you and your significant others 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

*Photography by AV Images. Winning couples will receive such prizes as Meijer gift cards, complimentary dinner for two (2,) movie passes, overnight luxury hotel accommodations and more

2:30 PM: Power Sessions, Classrooms
Session A, The Drama Files: ICU, (Arthur Nowlin, CEO, A.E. Nowlin & Associates; and Kim Logan-Nowlin, PhD, president/CEO, Kim Logan Communications Inc.)
Session B, Bringing Sexy Back! Satisfying the Needs of Your Spouse, (Toy Banks, founder, Better Wife, Better Life)

4 PM: Panel Discussion: "The Art of Marriage -- Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Relationships"
Chaired by Detroit City Councilman James Tate and Nutrena Watts-Tate, PhD

*The day concludes with awards and vow renewals

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


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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!