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Leslie Uggams and Her Husband Received Hate Letters as an Interracial Couple | They've Been Married For 56 Years Now
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Leslie Uggams and Her Husband Received Hate Letters as an Interracial Couple | They've Been Married For 56 Years Now

Though their married life was not as hard as they expected, people still showered them with hate because they were of different race.

Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Dia Dipasupi
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Marriage, as we know it, is a partnership between two people who love each other. But in the 1960s America, people were mostly forced into marrying partners their parents chose for them. This regressive mindset of society had a deep impact on couples in an interracial marriage. 

One such interracial couple is actress Leslie Uggams and Australian Grahame Pratt. After they got married, the couple regularly received hate letters from random people because of their different skin colors. 

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Born in 1943, Uggams grew up in a rather racial society. She was expected by her people and others, to marry someone of the same race. According to Goalcast, her aunt told her not to entertain any ideas when she found out Uggams was dating a White boy. “I remember the shock I got once when I was dating a white boy. He was a good-looking boy with beautiful hair. I thought he was gorgeous."