Commentary
9:12 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Lovings Enable Me to Love Who I Choose

Susan Ladd and husband Herb relax at the beach with their daughters, 11-year-old Camille and 14-year-old Abby.
Credit Ladd family friend / Ladd family friend
This week, advertisements for diamond rings, romantic dinners and crimson roses will fill television and computer screens. Valentine's Day is this Thursday. But guest commentator Susan Ladd peers beyond these commercial trappings. And in this segment of Real People, Real Stories she realizes, for some couples, falling in love can spark deep social divisions. Ladd and her husband, Herb, live in Greensboro and are raising two daughters, an 11-year-old and a 14-year-old. She is also a reporter and a columnist for the Greensboro News & Record.
Susan Ladd reflects on one inter-racial couple who defeated a long-standing Virginia state law.