It's the '50s, Richard and Mildred are very much in love. But Mildred's skin color makes a love affair impossible. In the eyes of the other whites, the two don't belong together, independent of the strong affection they feel for each other.
A marriage between black and white is forbidden in their native Virginia, so the couple travels to the more liberal Washington DC. Through a wedding they want to show everyone that they belong together forever, even officially.
But the joy is short-lived. After their return, they are punished with hostility and hatred for their actions; when the police arrest them, they are faced with a choice: a separate life in Virginia or a life together far away from their homeland, their families, their friends.
For the recognition of their marriage, which today is enshrined as a fundamental right, they had to.…more