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Loving V. Virginia 50 Years On — Interracial Couples Weigh In

It’s been nearly 50 years since a US Supreme Court decision put an end to state laws banning interracial marriage.

This hour, we learn about the civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia. Have society’s perceptions really changed from that landmark decision in 1967?

We talk with interracial couples living in Connecticut about their journeys navigating love and race. And we explore the implications of the Loving decision on the struggle for same-sex marriage in the U.S.

Are you in an interracial relationship? Do you feel our communities are more tolerant today?


  • David Yalof - Political Science Professor and Department Head, University of Connecticut
  • Shannon Yearwood - Cromwell, CT Resident
  • Rahsaan Yearwood - Cromwell, CT Resident
  • Norman Garrick - Storrs, CT Resident
  • James Hanley - Storrs, CT Resident

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on January 26, 2017. 

Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.

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