John Ridley: Never Mind the Race Haters, Remember Loving Day

Published June 16, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

John Ridley: Never Mind the Race Haters, Remember Loving Day

Note in your calendar the 12 June as Loving Day, it was on that day in 1958 that Richard Loving married his wife Mildred nothing unique. However, in their home state of Virginia Richard (Anglo-European) married Mildred (African American) broke the law by entering into an interracial marriage. The couple were imprisoned and later forced to leave the state, it was not until 1967 when the US Supreme Court overturned their conviction  and struck down all laws against interracial marriage.

the Supreme Court ruled in their favour, striking down the Virginia statute and all state anti-miscegenation laws as unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The moral of this story there is injustice in the world and people are often face persecution because of it. However, hope springs eternal and we shall overcome someday.

Celebrating Social Diversity

I defer to Dr King

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