She was expelled for marrying a black man 70 years ago; look at them now.

This year, Jake and Mary Jacobs celebrated 70 years of a great marriage, but they had to overcome many challenges to get there.

In 1940s Britain, Jake was one of the few black men in the city where Mary, a White lady, and Jake, a Black man, lived.

It would have been simple for Mary to leave, but she had fallen in love and would go to any length, against her father’s commands, to be with her lover.

“When I told my father that I was going to marry Jake, he told me, ‘You will never set foot in this house again if you marry that man.’”