Christopher Valen's Blog – November 2008 Archive (1)

Civil Rights

In June of 1958, in the District of Columbia, Mildred Loving, a woman of African and Native American descent, married Richard Loving, a Caucasian. On their return to their home in Virginia, they were charged under Virginia’s anti-miscegenation law, which banned marriages between any white person and any non-white person. The Lovings pled guilty and were convicted and sentenced to one year in prison, with the sentence suspended for 25 years on condition that the couple leave the state of… Continue

Added by Christopher Valen on November 12, 2008 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

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