Loving teaser poster debuts Focus Features’ new movie Loving world-premieres today In Competition at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival. From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special, Mud, Take Shelter), Loving celebrates.
Richard and Mildred Loving 1966 - They were arrested for interracial marriage in Virginia. Their case went to the Supreme Court which led to the decision of invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage.
The love story that changed history: Fascinating photographs of interracial marriage at a time when it was banned in 16 states
Mildred Loving of Caroline County, VA holds an older photo of her an her husband Richard. The Lovings were thrust into the national spotlight when it took a 1967 ruling by the Supreme Court to overturn a law that made Loving's interracial marriage to her caucasian husband illegal. 1992 photo taken by Robert A. Martin/The Free Lance-Star.
In honor of two American heroes, Richard and Mildred Loving, who asked only to be allowed to marry despite being of two races - and ultimately prevailed - here is a set of photos of them and their beautiful family.
Lovings won interracial couples the right to marry
Richard and Mildred Loving at home in 1965 — two years before winning their landmark case in the Supreme Court, which determined that all laws against interracial marriage in the U. were unconstitutional.