As practicing Baha’is’ their parents had to consent to their marriage before it could take place.
It put the number of states where interracial marriage was illegal in 1958 at 16.
There is only one Baha’i temple per continent; in the United States the Baha’i temple is located in Wilmette, Illinois.
I interviewed two interracial couples who were members of the Baha’i faith for my book on black-white marriages.
As Juanita Williamson has stated, because of some sense of isolation "The only time we talked about it [racism] was in church.
This is why it was so essential for us to have a church." (51) For about a hundred and thirty three years, the Second Missionary Baptist Church has remained the pillar of the black community in Coles County.