History September 07, 2018 at 11:00 am

6 interesting cases that helped lift the ban on interracial marriages in the West

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson September 07, 2018 at 11:00 am

September 07, 2018 at 11:00 am | History

For a long time, couples of mixed race, mainly black and white were not permitted to have a relationship or get married. Many pairs of such situation were forced to have secret relationships or call it quits depending on the level of their situation. By 1664, laws had been passed to force whites who got romantically involved with Blacks to become slaves for the rest of the Black person’s life.

The problem of interracial marriages was not only peculiar to America; Britain was also against such marriages. The late 1880s saw a rapid increase in such relationships and many white supremacists began to fear that the black communities were using relationships and marriages as a means of climbing up the social ladder or attaining wealth.

Through all these struggles, many relationships prevailed fighting the system and the court for their happy ending. Here are six such relationships that helped in the acceptance of interracial marriages by law and the society.

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