It's mind blowing to me that in the late sixties, interracial marriage was against the law in sixteen states. Then again, when I sometimes walk down the street with my family and feel stares, the late sixties don't seem so far away.
“When any society says that I cannot marry a certain person, that society has cut off a segment of my freedom.” --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1958.
I'm dying to see the photographic exhibit by Grey Villet, who documented the story of interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving in the 1960s.
Forty-five years ago, sixteen states still prohibited interracial marriage. Then, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, a white man, and his wife, Mildred Loving, a woman of African American and Native American descent, who had been arrested for miscegenation nine...
An HBO Documentary on the couple and their fight airs on Valentine's Day.
I hope that forty five years from now, people will find it mind blowing and unbelievable that gay marriage was once prohibited, too.