High school sweethearts torn apart by racism, reunited after 43 years

High school sweethearts torn apart by racism, reunited after 43 years

- High school sweethearts, Myra Clark and Howard Foster, shared a beautiful relationship

- The couple broke up after high school to avoid racial tension in Ohio, USA

- They were reunited 43 years later and got married

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It is often said that true love conquers everything.

Unfortunately, Myra Clark and Howard Foster discovered this doesn’t always hold true.

The pair were high school sweethearts and madly in love in Columbus, USA.

The reality was that Howard was black and Myra white during a time when racial tensions were sky high in the US.

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While at college, certain events led Howard to the conclusion that a break up was the best option.

Howard studied at the Columbus Technical Institute and encountered a professor who treated him badly and always gave him bad grades.

During this time, the KKK was very active and recruited vigorously.

Howard said, “Society wasn’t going to let us be together and she be happy. … She’d get tired of the stares. I just thought it was unfair to her.”

They broke up but continued thinking of each other over the years.

Wetpaintlife.com reported that Myra then approached 1 of their mutual friends in 2003 in an attempt to reconnect with Howard.

Briefly.co.za understands that they’ve been together ever since and tied the knot in 2015.

In their case, true love conquered all – albeit it 43 years later.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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