Dating service for interracial couples
“The Loving Story: Photographs by Grey Villet” is on display through May 6, International Center of Photography, 1133 Sixth Avenue at 43rd Street;
Heather Lindsay and her common-law husband, Lexene Charles, stand in front of the garage door of their Stamford, Connecticut, residence on February 22, after it was vandalized with a racial slur on January 14. S., according to a Pew Research Center report released on May 18. Decades later, interracial marriage is now the highest it has ever been in the United States, up 14 percent compared with what it was in 1967 when the courts ruled in favor of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who were thrown in jail in Virginia for violating the state’s rules against multicultural love.
They were subsequently arrested at home for violating a state anti-miscegenation law dating back to the 1920s.
They pleaded guilty, and the judge agreed to set aside their conviction if they left the state.
In fact, race wasn’t even a subject she was aware of as a child.
“I never questioned why my older brother was a little bit darker than my other brother and I,” she says.
They eventually did so — after a 9-year legal battle.(Loving’s husband died in a 1975 car crash.) She sees the film as a portrait of a devoted couple during a protracted period of racial struggle in the US.