The Case for Loving

The Case for Loving

The Fight for Interracial Marriage

Book - 2015
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Imagine not being able to marry the person you loved, just because they were of a race different from your own. This is the story of one brave family: Mildred Loving, Richard Perry Loving, and their three children. It is the story of how Mildred and Richard fell in love, and got married in Washington D.C. When they moved back to their hometown in Virginia, they were arrested for violating that state's law against interracial marriage. The Lovings refused to allow their children to get the message that their parents' love was wrong and so they fought the unfair law, taking their case all the way to the Supreme Court.
Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780545478533
Branch Call Number: j 306.846 A415c 2015 Beginning Facts
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Qualls, Sean - Illustrator


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Arrested in 1958 for "unlawful cohabitation," interracial couple Richard and Mildred took their case all the way to the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court case that ended marriage segregation. This case was cited in the Supreme Court case creating national marriage equality in June 2015.

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JCLBeckyC Feb 07, 2017

Tells the story in words and pictures of Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple whose case went all the way to the Supreme Court, which overturned the state of Virginia's law preventing their marriage.

Nov 04, 2016

A Terrific Story from history for Grades 1-4 ! A great way to illustrate to children the challenges that families of different cultures have faced in recent years.


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