The two met in 1911 on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in Egypt.
Their love for one another was not received well by the general public, especially in the United States, where racism was still very much the norm.
Their sons Ian and Tshekedi later became significant political figures as well.
The marriage is said to have inspired the film In the early years of the 18th century, European scholars made huge advances in their understanding of Chinese language and culture.
Much of this work rested on the efforts of a remarkable young man named Arcadio Huang.
Born in a small town in China’s Fujian province, Huang’s Catholic parents were set on him becoming a priest.
As he gained acceptance into the culture, he taught Spanish combat tactics to the Maya, which are said to have allowed them to drive out the conquistadors.
After an extensive legal battle, the Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional in June of 1967.
Louis Gregory became a strong advocate for racial unity in both the United States as well as within the Bahá’í community; his most significant expression of the teachings of his faith come from his marriage.
Despite countless obstacles, the couple remained married for almost 40 years, until Louis Gregory’s death in 1951The marriage and divorce trial of Kip Rhinelander and Alice Jones brought the racial tensions of a nation to court, examining how a person is labeled as “colored” and “white” in legal terms.
At that time, 24 states across the country had laws strictly prohibiting marriage between people of different races.
Five weeks earlier, the longtime couple had learned Mildred was pregnant and decided to wed in defiance of the law. Upon their return to Virginia, they were arrested and found guilty, with the judge informing Mildred that “as long as you live you will be known as a felon.” The Lovings moved to the relative safety of Washington, but longed to return to their home state.