The first interracial marriage in what is today the United States was that of the woman today commonly known as Pocahontas, who married tobacco planter John Rolfe in 1614. The Quaker Zephaniah Kingsley married (outside the U.S.) a black enslaved woman that he bought in Cuba.
When was the first legal interracial marriage?
In 1960 interracial marriage was forbidden by law in 31 USA states. It became legal throughout the United States in 1967, following the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States under Chief Justice Earl Warren in the case Loving v.
When were interracial marriages allowed?
1967 However, interracial marriage in the United States has been fully legal in all U.S. states since the 1967 Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia, that decreed all state anti- miscegenation laws unconstitutional. Many states, of course, had chosen to legalize interracial marriage much earlier.