Clarksville residents James and Kari Burgess Brown celebrate a milestone of their own this year. It’s been five years since they tied the knot. The Browns are an interracial couple; Kari is white and James is black.
They talked about the early days of their marriage at the StoryCorps mobile booth in Nashville. The national storytelling project is collecting the memories of friends and loved ones. Kari and James say they encountered some of the hostilities common to interracial couples, but James says they also had to deal with prejudices of their own.
Kari and James’ story was produced here at WPLN. Visit storycorps.org to find ways to record your own story.
View and listen to all of our StoryCorps series here