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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.S. were unconstitutional. [1485x1000] http://ift.tt/2f39Noa

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.S. were unconstitutional. [1485x1000] http://ift.tt/2f39Noa

Loving; Directed by Jeff Nichols.  With Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas. Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married.

Loving (2016)

Loving; Directed by Jeff Nichols. With Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas. Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married.

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.S. were unconstitutional. [1485x1000] http://ift.tt/2f39Noa

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.S. were unconstitutional. [1485x1000] http://ift.tt/2f39Noa

Click the image for Loving VS Virginia the case that overturned the law against interracial marriage.

Click the image for Loving VS Virginia the case that overturned the law against interracial marriage.

Richard & Mildred Loving, a married interracial couple in the 1960's. Click the pic to read their story. (LIFE magazine)

Richard & Mildred Loving, a married interracial couple in the 1960's. Click the pic to read their story. (LIFE magazine)

In 1967, Mildred Loving and her husband Richard successfully defeated Virginia's ban on interracial marriage via a famed Supreme Court ruling that had nationwide implications.

In 1967, Mildred Loving and her husband Richard successfully defeated Virginia's ban on interracial marriage via a famed Supreme Court ruling that had nationwide implications.

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.

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.

The Loving story. The story that changed history: Fascinating photographs of interracial marriage at a time when it was banned in 16 states

The love story that changed history: Fascinating photographs of interracial marriage at a time when it was banned in 16 states

The Loving story. The story that changed history: Fascinating photographs of interracial marriage at a time when it was banned in 16 states

Just 45 years ago, 16 states deemed marriages between two people of different races illegal.    But in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent.    The case changed history - and was captured on film by LIFE photographer Grey Villet.

The love story that changed history: Fascinating photographs of interracial marriage at a time when it was banned in 16 states

Just 45 years ago, 16 states deemed marriages between two people of different races illegal. But in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent. The case changed history - and was captured on film by LIFE photographer Grey Villet.

These photographs are from a time when interracial marriage was banned in sixteen US states.  This young couple, the Lovings, married in DC to avoid the racist laws of their home state of Virginia, but were quickly arrested upon their return.  This couple took their case all the way to the Supreme Court and theirs is the case that ended all laws against interracial marriage.  Loving vs. Virginia . . . classic.  So perfect that their last name was Loving.  I highly recommend looking at the…

The love story that changed history: Fascinating photographs of interracial marriage at a time when it was banned in 16 states

These photographs are from a time when interracial marriage was banned in sixteen US states. This young couple, the Lovings, married in DC to avoid the racist laws of their home state of Virginia, but were quickly arrested upon their return. This couple took their case all the way to the Supreme Court and theirs is the case that ended all laws against interracial marriage. Loving vs. Virginia . . . classic. So perfect that their last name was Loving. I highly recommend looking at the…

'Loving' is a film featuring the real life story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the infamous in interracial couple who lived in the state of Virginia in 1960s, where interracial coupling had been outlawed. Inspired by Nancy Buirski’s 2011 documentary, 'The Loving Story', the film highlights the struggles they endured as interracial couple in Virginia. The “Loving” film directed by Jeff Nichols features Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton, playing the Loving couple.

'Loving' is a film featuring the real life story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the infamous in interracial couple who lived in the state of Virginia in 1960s, where interracial coupling had been outlawed. Inspired by Nancy Buirski’s 2011 documentary, 'The Loving Story', the film highlights the struggles they endured as interracial couple in Virginia. The “Loving” film directed by Jeff Nichols features Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton, playing the Loving couple.

The Lovings, not allowed to be legally married in the state of Virginia. In 1967 their case was taken all the way to the Supreme Court where it was decided that no marriage could be denied because of the persons race. Here we are in 2013, let's hope that the Supreme Court does the right thing again, and declares that no two people should not be allowed to be married based on their sexual orientation.

RICHARD AND MILDRED LOVING: THE LOVE STORY THAT MADE MARRIAGE A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT

The Lovings, not allowed to be legally married in the state of Virginia. In 1967 their case was taken all the way to the Supreme Court where it was decided that no marriage could be denied because of the persons race. Here we are in 2013, let's hope that the Supreme Court does the right thing again, and declares that no two people should not be allowed to be married based on their sexual orientation.

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), [click for large high-res images] “The film is made by stunning lead performances from Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. After the premiere, Nichols told me he’d written the parts for Richard and Mildred Loving, and his challenge in casting the movie was finding actors who could live up to that.”  “Edgerton feels like a lock on a nomination for a measured, honest performance, but it’s Negga who proves to be the revelation. This is a major…

Joel Edgerton Miscellany (& a little Dash of Nash), [click for large high-res images] “The film is made by stunning lead performances from Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. After the premiere, Nichols told me he’d written the parts for Richard and Mildred Loving, and his challenge in casting the movie was finding actors who could live up to that.” “Edgerton feels like a lock on a nomination for a measured, honest performance, but it’s Negga who proves to be the revelation. This is a major…

Richard and Mildred Loving were an interracial couple who were arrested because it was against the law in Virginia for a white and African American to…

Richard and Mildred Loving were an interracial couple who were arrested because it was against the law in Virginia for a white and African American to…