Interracial Anniversary

Jun 23, 2008

Alvin and Omelia Garner
Credit Leoneda Inge

On this day - June 23, 40 years ago, the first interracial couple in Orange County was married. Alvin and Omelia Garner got their marriage license a year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws forbidding such unions. To mark this year’s anniversary, the Garners decided to celebrate in style and have the wedding they never had.

[The Story with Dick Gordon will also present an interview with the couple on the June 23 broadcast.]