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How Interracial Marriage in Houston Has Changed Since the 1960s

Pew Research Center reported last fall the number of Americans who have never been married is at an historic high. Now, data released from both Pew and the Brookings Institution show that, of the couples who do walk down the aisle these days, 15 percent of new marriages are interracial. Now, 48 years after the […]

Pew Research Center reported last fall the number of Americans who have never been married is at an historic high.

Now, data released from both Pew and the Brookings Institution show that, of the couples who do walk down the aisle these days, 15 percent of new marriages are interracial.

Now, 48 years after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mildred and Richard Loving's interracial marriage in the landmark case Loving v. Virginia, producer Paige Phelps looked at how interracial marriage has changed for two couples here in Houston.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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