African Americans will celebrate the third annual Black Marriage Day on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005. I can’t imagine why we would pick Easter Sunday, when the occasion is likely (certain?) to get eclipsed by holiday plans, but we have.
Here’s a statement from the Black Marriage Day website:
We will laud the bold and brave couples around the country that have committed to each other until death do they part. We recognize their boldness because in this day and time, it is the daring couple that goes against the popular way of the world to stand before God and community and say, “I do”. We want to acknowledge their bravery because in a world where it is far easier to break up a family than it is to get help to stay together, it takes sheer courage to fight for your marriage and resist divorce.