Monday, May 5, 2008

Rest in Peace, Mildred Loving

Mildred Loving, the surviving half of the interracial couple whose challenge to laws banning interracial marriage led to the Supreme Court to put an end to that nonsense, died on Friday. Loving and her husband Richard took the challenge to the courts in 1967...1967! Thirty-one years ago it was still illegal in Virginia for consenting adults of differing races to marry each other.

Helen Pitts Douglass and Mildred Loving deserve thanks and praise for speaking the simple truth: love is colorblind, and the human race is the only one that matters.

Here's the AP's obituary for Mrs. Loving (talk about a name that works).

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