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:
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]