“The Loving Story”: How an Interracial Couple Changed a Nation

A new doc informs the tale of a Supreme Court case that legalized once-taboo marriages 45 years back.

Kate Sheppard

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Mildred and Richard Loving in 1965 Grey Villet/courtesy HBO

Probably the most thing that is striking Mildred and Richard Loving is that they never wished to be understood. They didn’t wish to alter history or face down racism. They simply wished to come home to Virginia to be near their own families. The Lovings weren’t radicals. These were simply a couple in love—one of these a taciturn white guy described by one of their attorneys as a “redneck,” one other a sweet, soft-spoken young woman of black colored and United states Indian ancestry.

Whenever The Loving Story makes its national first on HBO on Valentine’s Day, it’ll be the time that is first People in america have actually met this couple. ادامه مطلب …