The Max Reddick Experience

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.

That decision struck down the anti-miscegenation laws — written to prevent the mixing of the races — that were on the books at the time in more than a dozen states, including Virginia.  [Continue reading and hear the full report at NPR.]

For further reading and research, see also:
Virginia Hasn’t Always Been for Lovers: Interracial Marriage Bans and the Case of Richard and Mildred Loving by Phyl Newbeck.  [book link]
Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Marriage edited by Kevin Noble Maillard and Rose Cuison Villazor.  [book link] 
Swirling: How to Date, Mate, and Relate Mixing Race, Culture, and Creed by Christelyn D Karazin and Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn.  [book link]
The Loving Story by Jane Alexander and Lindsay Almond, Jr.  [film link]

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.

That decision struck down the anti-miscegenation laws — written to prevent the mixing of the races — that were on the books at the time in more than a dozen states, including Virginia.  [Continue reading and hear the full report at NPR.]

For further reading and research, see also:

Virginia Hasn’t Always Been for Lovers: Interracial Marriage Bans and the Case of Richard and Mildred Loving by Phyl Newbeck.  [book link]

Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Marriage edited by Kevin Noble Maillard and Rose Cuison Villazor.  [book link]

Swirling: How to Date, Mate, and Relate Mixing Race, Culture, and Creed by Christelyn D Karazin and Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn.  [book link]

The Loving Story by Jane Alexander and Lindsay Almond, Jr.  [film link]

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