Mildred & Richard Loving were arrested for breaking Virginia's law against interracial marriage.  Their landmark Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia legalized interracial marriage in the U.S. It's neat how their name was Loving and how they advocated love and marriage between the races.

Lessons to be learned from history: Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested for breaking Virginia's law against interracial marriage. Their landmark US Supreme Court case, Loving vs. Virginia, legalized interracial marriage in the US.

June 12, 1967: The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional. Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), was a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court, which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage. The case was brought by Mildred […]  The post June 12, 1967: U.S. Supreme Court Invalidated Laws Prohibiting Interracial Marriage appeared first on Black Then .

June 12, 1967: The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional. Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), was a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court, which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage. The case was brought by Mildred […] The post June 12, 1967: U.S. Supreme Court Invalidated Laws Prohibiting Interracial Marriage appeared first on Black Then .

Today is the 46th anniversary of ‘Loving v. Virginia,’ in which the Supreme Court ruled against bans on interracial marriage. Share this quote if you want the Supreme Court to do the right thing this month in the marriage cases:

Mildred & Richard Loving, whose case caused the Supreme Court to strike down laws regarding interracial marriage.

Just 45 years ago, 16 states deemed marriages between two people of different races illegal.    But in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent.    The case changed history - and was captured on film by LIFE photographer Grey Villet.

The love story that changed history: Fascinating photographs of interracial marriage at a time when it was banned in 16 states

The Lovings, not allowed to be legally married in the state of Virginia. In 1967 their case was taken all the way to the Supreme Court where it was decided that no marriage could be denied because of the persons race. Here we are in 2013, let's hope that the Supreme Court does the right thing again, and declares that no two people should not be allowed to be married based on their sexual orientation.

RICHARD AND MILDRED LOVING: THE LOVE STORY THAT MADE MARRIAGE A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT

Director Nancy Buirski’s documentary The Loving Story, which chronicles the lives of Mr. Richard and Mildred Loving, whose case helped strike down anti-miscegenation laws, will debut…

U.S. States, by the date of repeal of anti-miscegenation laws: gray - no laws passed; green - 1780 to 1887; yellow - 1948 to 1967; red - after 1967

Interracial marriage laws before a 1967 Supreme Court decision deemed anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional

Mildred and Richard Loving.  They fought their criminal convictions for entering into an interracial marriage all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.  In Loving v. Virginia, the court declared it unconstitutional for a state to limit a citizen's right to marry based on race.

1967 Loving v. Virginia - Supreme Court overruled the anti-miscegenation laws in Virginia and 15 other states. Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving were the couple at the heart of the case.

Almost 50 years after Loving v. Virginia legalized interracial marriage, interracial couples are still marginalized and discriminated against. http://mic.com/articles/120345/11-photos-of-interracial-couples-show-the-impact-of-loving-v-virginia-48-years-later

Picture of a Blasian couple celebrating Loving Day, June in the US. Loving Day is the anniversary of the day that the US Supreme Court made interracial marriage legal across the US.

Content: The Loving's children Peggy, Sidney and Donald play in King and Queen County, Virginia in April 1965

The love story that changed history: Fascinating photographs of interracial marriage at a time when it was banned in 16 states

Greg Villet captures the Loving's children Peggy, Sidney and Donald as they play in Virginia in April 1965

"I am rooted, but I flow"  Hokusai's Great Wave drawing by @elesq with the words of Virginia Woolf.

"I am rooted, but I flow" Hokusai's Great Wave coupled with the words of Virginia Woolf.

10 Photos of Interracial Couples Show the Impact of 'Loving v. Virginia' 48 Years Later

10 Photos of Interracial Couples Show the Impact of 'Loving v.

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