Principal forbid interracial dating
But Guerrero refused to leave, saying, “I am married and have three children, and they look on me as a Both Louis Gregory, an African American man and Louisa Mathews, a British woman were of the Bahá’í faith: a religion centered on unity.
The two met in 1911 on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in Egypt.
Despite countless obstacles, the couple remained married for almost 40 years, until Louis Gregory’s death in 1951.
The 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.
When Hernan Cortez arrived in the area, an attempt was made to retrieve Guerrero and one other survivor.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nobody else would have to endure the same treatment.The last law officially prohibiting interracial marriage was repealed in Alabama in 2000.Their love for one another was not received well by the general public, especially in the United States, where racism was still very much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.In spite of the Bahá’í faith’s innermost message of “Oneness of Mankind,” many people of the faith living in Washington, D. adhered to the attitude of racial segregation that was rampant during the time.