Dec. 8, 2016

The Ordinary Radicals

The Ordinary Radicals

In 1969, Leroy and Gloria Griffith got married in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It would have been an ordinary event, except that they are believed to be the first interracial couple to legally wed in the county. We hear the story of why they opened up...

In 1969, Leroy and Gloria Griffith got married in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It would have been an ordinary event, except that they are believed to be the first interracial couple to legally wed in the county. We hear the story of why they opened up their wedding to the public, despite racial tension in the community.

 

Edited by Emily Siner and Anita Bugg

Music by Podington Bear and Dan Burns

Reporting by Mary Helen Montgomery

Sponsor: Yazoo Brewing Company