‘Denver In Color’ Explores Interracial Relationships Through Photographs

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Photo: Denver in Color Brenda and Jeffrey Herrick
Brenda and Jeffrey Herrick

It's been 50 years since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws that banned interracial marriage. The case was Loving vs. Virginia.

Today, interracial couples can still face disapproval. For instance, from family, or an awkward glance or stare from a stranger. There's also growing acceptance, too.

The new book "Denver in Color" tells the complex stories of 25 black and white couples living in Denver. The interviews for the book were conducted by Jason Davis, and the photographs were taken by Jonathan Castner. The story text was composed by Angela Rose.

Photo: Denver in Color Jordan and Tracy
"Jordan and Tracy"

CPR News is collecting stories of discrimination in Colorado, trying to understand the challenges people face across the state. The effort is part of NPR's "You, Me and Them: Experiencing Discrimination in America" reporting project.

Photo: Denver in Color Dan and Dakeishia
"Dan and DaKeishia"

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Brenda and Jeffrey Herrick and Jonathan Castner spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan warner.