The Rev. Al Sharpton’s eldest daughter, Dominique, marries Dr. Marcus Alan Bright during a ceremony at Greater Allen AME Cathedral in Jamaica, Queens.
Sharpton walked his daughter down the aisle while Dominique’s younger sister Ashley served as her maid of honor. Gospel singer Donnie McClurken serenaded the couple before they took their vows.
Several notables were in attendance to give the couple their well wishes including Public Advocate Letitia James, Assemblymember Michael Blake, NAACP New York State Conference President Hazel Dukes, R&B singer Freddie Jackson and Broadway publicist Irene Gandy.
Family and friends gathered at Terrace on the Park in Flushing for a private reception.
Dominique, 30, is an actress, producer and the national director of membership at the National Action Network, which serves more than 110 chapters across the United States. She studied at Temple University in Philadelphia and completed her education at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, where she studied in the integrated program.
Bright, 33, is an administrator at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn and a visiting professor at the University of Massachusetts. He is also the executive director of Education for a Better America and a frequent contributor to various news outlets. Bright received a bachelor’s degree in government and world affairs from the University of Tampa, a master’s degree in public administration from Florida International University and a Ph.D. in public administration from Florida Atlantic University.
The couple met in 2012 in New York when Bright was running late for a get-together with mutual friends of Dominique at Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem. Bright caught up with the group as they were leaving the restaurant, and he was introduced to Dominique while she was hailing a taxi cab.