Reniqua Allen and Peter Bret Lamphere were married July 20 at the Chart House Restaurant in Weehawken, N.J. Mijin Cha, a Universal Life minister and friend of the couple, officiated.
The bride, 37, is a Bronx-based freelance writer and television producer who has been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Guardian, The New Republic, Teen Vogue and Glamour, among others. She has also produced a range of films, video and radio shows for PBS, MSNBC, WNYC and HBO. She is the author of “It Was All a Dream: A New Generation Confronts the Broken Promise to Black America” (Bold Type Books, 2019).
She graduated from American University, from which she also received a master’s degree in political science. She has been working on a dissertation for her Ph.D. in American studies at Rutgers about the role of the American dream in African-American culture, from Madam C.J. Walker to Beyoncé, and is to be a visiting scholar at the City University of New York in the fall.
She is the daughter of Deborah Georgina Allen of Englewood, N.J. The bride’s mother is a retired social worker for the Paterson School district and United Hospitals in Newark.
The groom, 39, teaches bilingual mathematics and technology at Gregorio Luperon High School for Science and Mathematics in Manhattan. He graduated from Columbia, and received a master’s degree in education from the City College of New York.
He is the son of Louise A. Lamphere and Peter B. Evans of Albuquerque, N.M. The groom’s parents are both academics who split their time between the Bronx and New Mexico. His mother is professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of New Mexico. His father retired as a professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley.
The couple met online in December 2015.
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