- Lisa Kennedy: New film, 'Loving', about couple in landmark Supreme Court case that ruled laws against interracial marriages unconstitutional
- Kennedy's parents were interracial and she is in interracial relationship; recent research showed some still register disgust at such unions
- Kennedy: I prefer to focus on the research subjects who did not respond that way as a hopeful sign for America's progress
Lisa Kennedy was film critic for the Denver Post for 13 years and its theater critic for three. She lives in Denver with her partner, Becky, and their two dogs and is currently at work on a book of conversations with African-American influencers about the movies that shaped them. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)In 1958, Mildred Dolores Jeter and Richard Perry Loving got married. A few months later, they were snatched out of their bed, arrested in the middle of the night, jailed, tried and exiled from their home state of Virginia for 25 years.