I had a look at this after being in a conference with a very famous black civil libertarian talking about issues of racial imbalance in his generation (ie. 60s America). This was highly recommended. I found it interesting that a generation or two later the social tendencies are more towards mixed couples (see Gen X & Y) and we really don't totally see just how segregated the world was. It is also quite frightening to see what the world would revert to if there was more laws infringing civil rights. Great movie, great performances by some fantastic actors. Should be a MUST SEE, just to understand what he world looked like, in terms of being racists and prejudiced, not so very long ago and how hard some people had to fight to just be considered people, not black, yellow, red or white, just people. Fantastic!