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Mildred greets Richard on their front porch after he arrives home from work. Mildred, Richard and their friends await the arrival of their To Go food. Richard and mildred laugh at a television program. Mildred and Richard sit in their car in front of a store. The hands of Richard and Mildred Loving. The Family of Richard Loving.

Richard and Mildred Loving;

Arrest: June 1958

Charge: Felony

Crime: Interracial marriage

Case: Loving v. State of Virginia 1967

Forty-five years ago, sixteen states still prohibited interracial marriage. Then, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, a white man, and his wife, Mildred Loving, a woman of African American and Native American descent, who had been arrested for miscegenation nine years earlier in Virginia. The Lovings were not active in the Civil Rights movement but their tenacious legal battle to justify their marriage changed history when the Supreme Court unanimously declared Virginia’s anti-miscegenation law—and all race-based marriage bans—unconstitutional. ” - ICP