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Richard and Mildred Loving sit in a car celebrating Richard's win in a race at Sumerduck Dragway, Sumerduck, Virginia, April 1965.

Mildred & Richard Loving sitting in an open door of a car celebrating Richard's winning race, Sumerduck Dragway, Sumerduck Virginia.

From left to right: Peggy Sidney, and Donald Loving play together.

Greg Villet captures the Loving's children Peggy, Sidney and Donald as they play in Virginia in April 1965

The Lovings      Virginia

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.

Richard and Mildred Loving, interracial couple whose legal case successfully dismantled miscegenation laws in 1967.

‘The Loving Story’ at International Center of Photography

Richard and Mildred Loving, their daughter Peggy, Mildred’s sister Garnet, and Richard’s mother Lola, on the porch of Mildred’s mother’s house; Taken by Grey Villet for Life magazine.

photos of mildred and richard loving, along with their children. via the daily mail (dailymail.co.uk)

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

Civil Rights, Subtly: Grey Villet’s Photographs of the Loving Family · Pelican Bomb

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A mother and her beloved son

Mother's body language speaks to me of her pride + courage making sure her son does better. Her face shows her struggle to never give up.

In 1965, Grey Villet photographed an interracial couple then embroiled in legal tangles. Rather than focusing on the controversy, he focused on the heart of the matter: love.

The Heart of the Matter: Love

In Grey Villet photographed an interracial couple then embroiled in legal tangles. Rather than focusing on the controversy, he focused on the heart of the matter: love.

Two little dolls, 1925.  This child is gorgeous.:

Edna Earl Gaston Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina postcards in the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Even her baby doll is black. What a beautiful little girl!

Daily struggles: Farmer's wife Mrs Venus Barnett and son Lincoln in room of their worn farmhouse, Oklahoma, 1942

Portraits of true grit: Amazing black-and-white photos capture the everyday struggles of Oklahoma farmers fighting to survive the Dust Bowl

Venus Barnett and son Lincoln in room of their farmhouse, Oklahoma, Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

A beautiful and inspirational family --> The love 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

Female firefighters at Pearl Harbor (1941).

Women fire fighters, Pearl Harbor, Dec 1941 This was not taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor but was taken during a training exercise during WWII. One of the ladies confirmed that on Dec. 1941 she was in church when the attack happened.

Back row L-R: Tatatty (Comanche) with her niece, Wifeper or Frances Wright (Comanche/African American), and Tatatty's husband, Tatenequer (Comanche) Front row L-R: Henry Wright (Comanche/African American) son of Frances Wright, and his brother, Lorenzano Wright (Comanche/African American) - circa 1910

An Ancestry of African-Native Americans

Back row L-R: Tatatty (Comanche) with her niece, Wifeper or Frances Wright (Comanche/African American), and Tatatty's husband, Tatenequer (Comanche) Front row L-R: Henry Wright (Comanche/African American) son of Frances Wright, and his brother, Lorenzano Wright (Comanche/African American) - circa 1910

Melungeons: melungeons are belived to be a tri-racial isolate, who are mixture of White Europeans, Indian Americans, and African slaves. They are located in Appalachia a region in the Eastern United States.

The Melungeons ) are a mixed-race people in America who live in the Appalachian mountains where Tennessee meets Virginia meets Kentucky. In the French traders said they looked like Moors.

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

Director Nancy Buirski’s documentary The Loving Story, which chronicles the lives of Mr. Richard and Mildred Loving, whose case helped strike down anti-miscegenation laws, will debut…

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