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Revisiting A Wedding For The Ages

Gloria and Leroy Griffith married in 1969, inviting the public to their wedding even as they were concerned about violence. (Courtesy of The Griffiths)
Gloria and Leroy Griffith married in 1969, inviting the public to their wedding even as they were concerned about violence. (Courtesy of The Griffiths)

In 1969, Leroy and Gloria Griffith got married in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It would have been an ordinary event, except that they are believed to be the one of the first interracial couples to legally wed in the county.

Mary Helen Montgomery (@mhelenm) of Here & Now contributor Nashville Public Radio shares the story of why the couple opened up their wedding to the public, despite racial tension.

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