Monday, May 5, 2008
The Mother of Interracial Relationships Mildred Loving has Passed
I have personally felt that Mildred and Richard Loving have not been as honored as they deserved. I am not sure who is to blame, the Civil Rights Movement itself for not giving them as much proiminence or Societal dynamics. I feel their contribution was in the same league as all the Civil Rights greats but don't feel like they are adequately recognized for their fight and achievements for all of us.
In her last moments on earth, which will be at her funeral, we will shall see if indeed this recognition is adequate or lacking.
MAY HER SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE WITH HER HUSBAND'S
This week marks the 40th anniversary of a seminal moment in the civil rights movement: the legalization of interracial marriage. But the couple at the heart of the landmark Supreme Court case of Loving v. Virginia never intended to be in the spotlight.
On June 12, 1967, the nation's highest court voted unanimously to overturn the conviction of Richard and Mildred Loving, a young interracial couple from rural Caroline County, Va. Full NPR Story