Racism in dating world
For nearly 10 years, Seretse and Ruth lived as exiles in Britain, as the racism towards their relationship remained strong.
British officials hoped that their asylum in the country would reduce their desire to continue the marriage.
The famous case of Emmett Till who was lynched at the age of fourteen for supposedly whistling at a white woman shows the extent of the violence taken against black people who flirted with white people.
Seretse was the chief of an eminent Botswanan tribe, and Ruth an English student.
The pair married in 1948 but experienced frequent discrimination from the onset of the relationship, including Seretse's removal from his tribal responsibilities as chief.
The prevalence of interracial couples demonstrate how attitudes have changed in the last 50 years.
A case that has perhaps received heightened publicity is that of Mildred and Richard Loving.
Additionally, the white Democrats were not pleased with the outcome and felt a sense of inadequacy among white men.