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As practicing Baha’is’ their parents had to consent to their marriage before it could take place.If a parent refused consent for any reason, the marriage would not be allowed.Oliver recounted the story of an interracial couple forced to leave Virginia in the 1950s or face jail time for being married. But, "in 1958, there were 16 states in this country that prohibited -- prohibited -- an African-American and a Caucasian from being married," Oliver (D-Essex) said on Jan. "Without question, Senator (Stephen) Sweeney said it best: this is a civil rights issue.It is a snapshot in time in the history of our country issue.
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The term miscegenation was first used in 1863, during the American Civil War, by American journalists to discredit the abolitionist movement by stirring up debate over the prospect of interracial marriage after the abolition of slavery.
Sometimes, the individuals attempting to marry would not be held guilty of miscegenation itself, but felony charges of adultery or fornication would be brought against them instead.
There is only one Baha’i temple per continent; in the United States the Baha’i temple is located in Wilmette, Illinois.
I interviewed two interracial couples who were members of the Baha’i faith for my book on black-white marriages.