So, what in the Bible tells you that? The owners of an event hall in northeastern Mississippi apologized on Tuesday for refusing to host a wedding for an interracial couple — an exchange captured in a widely viewed video — saying that they incorrectly believed that interracial marriage went against their Christian beliefs. But then the couple received a message, according to Ms. Welch, 24, said she went to the venue with her mother on Saturday to inquire about the refusal. She filmed part of the interaction she had with a woman at the venue and posted the video on Facebook, where it drew widespread condemnation. Welch in the video.
Miss. Wedding Venue Refuses to Serve Interracial Couple | Time
Davis Knight, a year-old Navy veteran, lights a cigarette in Ellisville, Miss. Knight was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison on a charge that he committed miscegenation by marrying a white woman. Until , Mississippi law prohibited interracial marriages involving a white person and anyone with one-eighth or more black heritage. AP Photo. One night in December , Ellisville, Miss. Police, the Jackson Advocate reported at the time, "charged Davis with being a negro and marrying a white woman" and sentenced the World War II veteran to five years in prison.
Mississippi Event Hall Refuses to Host Interracial Wedding, Then Apologizes
A Mississippi wedding venue that refused to serve an interracial couple has apologized in the face of backlash over its discriminatory policy. The page has since been deleted. We must take action against these blatantly illegal practices.
On June 12, , the Supreme Court issued its Loving v. Virginia decision, which struck down laws that banned inter-racial marriages as unconstitutional. Here is a brief recap of this landmark civil rights case.