The Wright Museum


Black Marriage Day 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 3 PM

Joining city halls, community centers, houses of worship and other institutions in 300 communities nationwide, The Wright Museum presents Black Marriage Day 2018. 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 us, 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 2018 will be held for married couples, as well as those who are engaged, seriously dating or looking to get married, and features insights from some ofMetro Detroit's most well-known couples, a chance to win great prizes with your loved one, dinner and more.

Tickets are $50 per couple in advance and $55 at the door. 

Purchase tickets early at the museum's Information Desk to receive a Group Special. 

For more information call (313) 494-5800 or Email aking@thewright.org.

 

Opening, General Motors Theater, 3 pm

  • A dramatic presentation (Lydia Brown and Fordia Doreen McArthur)
  • Welcome (Val Monroe, Host, “The Val Monroe Show,” WEXL 1340AM)
  • Together As One (Under the choreography of Min. Yolanda Rountree, El Olam Center for Dance & Arts)
  • Keynote speaker

 

    • Enjoy all the museum exhibits, compliments of the museum, and shop the museum store for great finds and deals
    • 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

 

VIP Reception, Rotunda, 5:30 pm

*Hosted by the Marriage Resource Center

  • Dinner
  • A selection by Mama Jatu The Storyteller
  • A round-table discussion with some of the Detroit area’s most prominent couples
  • Vow renewal ceremony
  • Awards – Announce winners of photo/essay contest
  • Dance of Longevity – 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 the longest, will leave the floor until the longest-married couples are last on the floor

 

Stage Showcase, General Motors Theater, 7 pm

  • An excerpt of “Game Play” by award-winning director Charity Clark-Anderson 
  • METERED PARKING IS FREE IN DETROIT ON SUNDAYS!


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