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Creative Couple Reenacts Famous “Loving” Photo

Interracial couple, Jeff and Nikki Kready reenacted In homage to the famous Life magazine photo of Richard and Mildred Loving.

The original photo


The Kready’s rendition…


Here’s why:

This evening Nikki and I went to see Loving, the story of Richard and Mildred Loving. A picture of them hangs on the wall of our dining room alongside old family photos, because while we are not related to them by blood we do feel a certain kinship with them, that they are ancestors of ours. They paved the way in America for families like us, and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude. So it was compelling to watch their story being told on the silver screen, and I was brought to tears seeing these two reluctant heroes memorialized in this fashion. At a time when some of my dearest friends fear their marriages will be invalidated because of campaign promises, I am thankful this holiday weekend that my marriage, once considered by some to be radical and unholy, is safely protected by law. I was reminded tonight what a privilege that is.
Thanks to Angela L. Owens, we made our own homage to the Lovings, recreating their picture on our wall. I hope it serves as a constant reminder to my daughters that love trumps hate.

We here a Beyond Black & White approve!

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