A Review Black History Month Research Paper
Who are the Lovings and why are they more important to Black History then people may know? Richard and Mildred Loving are a married couple who were force to leave their home in Virginia because they married a different races. Mildred Loving was a African American who fell in love with a white male, named Richard Loving, at a young age.
When the couple found out that they were having their first child they decided that should get married. Unfortunately their marriage would not be celebrate the way they thought it would turn out. A few days after returning home from getting married in Washington, the Loving were arrested because they broke the Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act of 1924, The Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act of 1924 is a law that does not allow mixed married, meaning whites married whites and blacks married blacks.
This law also takes the rights away from other classifying themselves as a different race; only giving them two options. At the time of the arrest both Richard and Mildred were unaware of the law and what it meant. Instead of being spent to jail the Loving’s pleaded guilty and long with the plea, they ere told to leave Virginia. The couple travel back to Virginia, however they were taking different trips because they were not allowed to be seen together.
One day the Loving’s decided that they wanted to travel home as a full family and they ended up getting arrested once again. After the arrest the Loving’s had enough and they got help to fight their case because they wanted to come back to their home state. The Loving’s got help from the America Civil Liberties Union (A.C.L.U) and they went to court.
Their case got moved to Supreme Court because the Loving’s lawyers showed that the Virginia Racial Integrity Act of 1924 was unconstitutional; during the case Richard simply told the court “I simply love my wife and I can’t live in the state of Virginia because I love her”. On June 12, 1967 the Loving’s won their case and the law was taking out of affect; allowing them to move their family back to their home state. After building their dream home, Richard Loving was killed in a car accident, after being hit by a drunk driver.
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