Loving Day

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Emily Bronte

Two people met and fell in love. After a time they wanted more than anything to get married. Simple. Romantic. Hear the violin music and the birds singing? A story old as time. But in the case of Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving their dream of a life together was anything but simple. You see it was 1958 and they living in Caroline County, Virginia. For them at that time and in that place getting married was against the law. Mildred was black and Richard was white. Interracial marriage was against the law still in many states in 1958. Out of their heartache came a beautiful story of triumph and a history making Supreme Court decision that struck down the law making their marriage a crime in Virginia and other states.

June 12 is now Loving Day  Mildred and Richard didn’t set out to make history. They just wanted to raise a family and be together for a lifetime. Still I’m sure they’d be proud of what their act of courage and love did for so many others.

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