Alma and Kit Walker were inspired by a real couple. Betty and Barney Hill, a famous interracial couple who claimed they were abducted by aliens in the They provided one of the first widely publicised abduction stories which spawned a book and a movie.
In this article the write, Radhika Sanghi, talks about the backlash that a famous interracial couple, Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs, get for simply being in an interracial relationship, and she speaks on her own personal experience with such things in Britain.
Roxie Roker, actress. She is best known for her groundbreaking role as Helen Willis on The Jeffersons, half of the 1st interracial couple to be shown on prime time TV. A graduate of Howard University, she began her career with the Negro Ensemble Company and became a successful stage actress, later winning an Obie Award and a Tony nomination for her role of Mattie Williams in "The River Niger." She is the mother of rock star Lenny Kravitz and the cousin of NBC Today Show's, Al Roker.