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Mixed race marriage victory in US Witness History: Archive 2011

    • História

In 1958, a mixed-race couple, Mildred and Richard Loving, were arrested and then banished from the US state of Virginia for breaking its laws against inter-racial marriage.

Nine years later, Mildred and Richard Loving won a ruling at the Supreme Court declaring this sort of legislation unconstitutional.

Witness speaks to the Lovings' lawyer, Bernie Cohen.

Image: Mildred and Richard Loving, pictured in 1967 (Credit: Bettmann/Getty Images)

In 1958, a mixed-race couple, Mildred and Richard Loving, were arrested and then banished from the US state of Virginia for breaking its laws against inter-racial marriage.

Nine years later, Mildred and Richard Loving won a ruling at the Supreme Court declaring this sort of legislation unconstitutional.

Witness speaks to the Lovings' lawyer, Bernie Cohen.

Image: Mildred and Richard Loving, pictured in 1967 (Credit: Bettmann/Getty Images)

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