Video: Living Interracial project: John and Carol Zippert, Part 1

Advocate staff photo by Heather McClelland -- John and Carol Zippert, married on Aug. 13, 1967, were the first interracial couple to wed in Louisiana. Among their civil rights and other activist work, the Zipperts run a newspaper, the Greene County Democrat, in Eutaw, Ala. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by Heather McClelland -- John and Carol Zippert, married on Aug. 13, 1967, were the first interracial couple to wed in Louisiana. Among their civil rights and other activist work, the Zipperts run a newspaper, the Greene County Democrat, in Eutaw, Ala.

The Living Interracial Project examines what it means to be in an interracial relationship in south Louisiana. This video focuses on John and Carol Zippert, the first interracial couple to be married in Louisiana. Their fight to get anti-miscegenation laws removed from Louisiana books opened the door for others to marry a person of another race. The Living Interracial project consists of 13 videos, four stories and two photo galleries. www.theadvocate.com/livinginterracial