Meadow Farm Birthplace of Secretariat Location: On Dawn Boulevard (Virginia Route at Route miles east of Interstate 95 and miles east of Caroline/Hanover County line. Erected by the Department of Historic Resources in
On June 2, 1958, a white man named Richard Loving and his part-black, part-Cherokee fiancee Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA, to Washington, D.C., to be married. At the time, interracial marriage was illegal in 21 states, including Virginia. Back home two weeks later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of "miscegenation."Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings' case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court r...
Wedding at a private residence in Caroline County, VA; officiated by No Ordinary Ordained; photograph by Stephanie McFarland Photography. The Groom's father surprised the couple wearing this outfit carrying his LOL
Mildred Jeter Loving - Civil Rights figure. On June 2, 1958, Mildred Jeter, a black woman married Richard Loving, a white man. Their wedding took place in Washington, DC because their home state, Virginia, had a law prohibiting inter-racial marriages. They returned to Caroline County, VA and were arrested. In 1959 they pled guilty and were given a one year suspended sentence under the condition that they leave Virginia and not return for 25 years.