In 1921, the two met in Stamford, Connecticut at a clinic where Kip was working through his issues of anxiety and stuttering.
The couple had a three-year love affair before marrying in 1924.
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.
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.
In 1713, Huang married a middle-class Parisian woman named Marie-Claude Regnier.
There are very few records of marriages between Europeans and non-Europeans during this time period and many considered such relationships unthinkable.Although such laws officially remained on the books in several states, the Lovings’ landmark victory rendered them effectively unenforceable, ensuring nobody else would have to endure the same treatment.The last law officially prohibiting interracial marriage was repealed in Alabama in 2000.He was adopted by a French priest and later traveled to France with Bishop Artus de Lionne.In France, he soon joined with a number of promising young French scholars to develop a Chinese-French dictionary.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.