Koream Journal | Loving Day

Koream Journal

Mon, 12/08/2008 - 10:11pm -- geoffrey
Love Actually: Law-changer Mildred Loving leaves a legacy
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Kai Ma

"Mildred Loving, a black woman who was criminalized for marrying a white man, died last month at the age of 68, but her name will forever evoke the U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage. After the Loving’s 1958 nuptials, they were imprisoned and banished from their home state for violating Virginia’s ban on racially-mixed unions. The couple’s appeal led to Loving v. Virginia, the 1967 ruling that struck down all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States."