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FEATURING E. DOLORES JOHNSON – June 12th is a little-known commemoration of a day that has taken on special significance in 2020. It is known as Loving Day – a day of celebration to mark inter-racial love and family, honoring the aptly named Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple whose marriage successfully challenged the US’s anti-miscegenation laws in 1967.

But 25 years earlier my guest’s parents challenged those same racist laws by marrying one another across racial lines. Writing about it in a memoir, essayist and author E. Dolores Johnson now joins me. Her book is called Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love.

E. Dolores Johnson, essayist and author, whose latest book is called Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love.

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