Mildred and Richard Loving
Mildred Delores Jeter Loving (July 22, 1939 May 2, 2008) and her husband Richard Perry Loving (October 29, 1933 June 29, 1975) were plaintiffs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (1967).
The Lovings were an interracial married couple who were criminally charged under a Virginia statute banning such marriages. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Lovings filed suit seeking to overturn the law. In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, striking down the Virginia statute and all state anti-miscegenation laws as unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Learn about Loving Day, a group which annually celebrates the outcome of Loving v. Virginia.