Brentwood Church of Christ held its second annual National Black Marriage Day seminar on March 24th at the church, located at 6425 N. 60th St. With the theme “It Takes Two,” the seminar emphasized the importance of marriage as a partnership. A capacity crowd attended the event. Most aspects of the program were facilitated jointly by couples. The highlight of the seminar was a fun filled Black marriage Jeopardy game which highlighted famous couples in civil rights, entertainment, and the Bible to name a few categories. Two couples were also recognized as the longest and most newly married couples. The keynote speaker was Brentwood’s minister, Bro. Leslie Odoms. Pictured above are (left to right): The longest married couple at the seminar (Walter and Madeline Wheeler, married 48 years), Mrs. Annie Odoms and Bro. Odoms, Clarene and MCJ Editor Thomas E. Mitchell, Jr., the organizers of the event; Jene and Michael Johnson (the most newly married couple, married eight months) and Barbara E. White, a consultant and educator who facilitated a relationship workshop provided by the Center for Self-Sufficiency that the Mitchells participated in prior to their marriage in 2009. Entertainment was provided by saxophonist Olusegun Sijuwade. The Brentwood event coincided the national Black Marriage Day observance the next day Sunday, March 25. (Photo by Robert Bell)
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