The 1967 Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia overturned all laws forbidding interracial marriage. The Loving Generation tells the story of how a generation of Americans born to one black and one white parent experience race and identity in a divided United States.
Evolving into one’s adult identity can be a complex process. In this episode, members of the Loving generation recount their early-to-mid-adulthoods and explain how they navigate their blackness, personally and professionally.
Families are complicated, especially when they cross racial lines. Members of the Loving generation talk about their familial relationships and how they deal with white parents and relatives who may not understand what it is to be black in America.
This episode explores the various ways that people from the Loving generation make sense of who they are. It begins with one of the main characters answering the question: What box do you check on a census form, and why?