The Black & White Story of the Lovings (12 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       12 Jan 2012       12350       18 GALLERY VIEW

Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in 1958 for the crime “being married to each other”. Learn their life story after the jump.
 

The sheriff of Caroline County, Virginia, arrested the couple in a nighttime raid in their bedroom. Richard was a bricklayer with a blond buzz cut. Mildred was of Native American and African-American descent. The Lovigns were told by a judge to leave their state for 25 years.

These are pictures of the couple taken by Grey Villet in 1965 and showed by the International Center of Photography.

Besides, Nancy Buirski directed an HBO documentary about the Lovings, “The Loving Story.” This movie describes how the family struggled to return home after living in exile in Washington. Mildren wrote pleading letters to the A.C.L.U. and Robert F. Kennedy. This case was even taken to the Supreme Court by lawyers. The Court struck down miscegenation laws in many states. The only message Richard had for the Supreme Court was: “Tell the court I love my wife.”

Mildred Loving bandaging the arm of her daughter, Peggy.

Peggy, Sidney and Donald Loving playing.


Credits:  www.nytimes.com


18   Comments ?
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Mr. Ree 9 year s ago
#8 - I notice the darker the skin, the higher they climb the tree.

Coincidence?

I think not!
       
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Norm101 9 year s ago
Mr. Ree, the cunt...
       
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Mr. Ree 9 year s ago
Norm101, I notice that you cover up the bottom of your face in your avatar photo. Is that because it's covered in cum?
       
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orendadude 9 year s ago
THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT...We are sorry but Norm101 can't come to the computer right now. He is busy washing his chin and will return to speak with you all tomorrow. hahahahaha...LOFLMAO...nice one.
       
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Norm101 9 year s ago
Do you guys just compliment each other or have you moved beyond kissing each other asses. LOL
       
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orendadude 9 year s ago
Norm101- I am glad to see that your sense of humour is as sharp as your wit...LOL Peace. Some times you just gotta play around a little.
       
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mm 9 year s ago
So you're saying that whiter skin means less courage?

I think not!
       
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Rivas 9 year s ago
America ! Why are you so fucked up sometimes ?
       
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Kingro31 9 year s ago
Great photos
       
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GOODSTUFF4U 9 year s ago
my parents dont like me being married to my Thai wife

MEET MRS SRISUDA GOODSTUFF
http://goodstuff4u.multiply.com/photos/album/26/

btw, not only America
       
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orendadude 9 year s ago
Black and white photos, black and white pictures, Black and white comment. It says they struggled to return to their state. Fine. But lets not overlook that they stayed married, raised a family and lived life, only in a dirrerent state. What's the big deal? Just another excuse for black polilical groups to beat on the white man so they can keep racism alive and well and making special interest black groups tons of money.
       
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Norm101 9 year s ago
Because we know that brown people are the root of all racism. The poor white folk have never done anything to deserve such ire. Even in the past 50 years...
       
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ptpie 9 year s ago
leave em alone they love each other
       
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Peanut 9 year s ago
People of all races can be racist. It is just politically correct to centre shot whites. Although, that is slowly changing.
       
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klunkr 9 year s ago
the 50's were hardcore
       
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freshlife 9 year s ago
Daddy?
       
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Starr 9 year s ago
As Charlie Sheen says, this atrilce is "WINNING!"
       
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Carlinda 9 year s ago
This is way more heplful than anything else I've looked at.
       
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