Finding a Way Home: Mildred and Richard Loving and the Fight for Marriage Equality
When Mildred and Richard Loving are arrested, jailed, and exiled from their home simply because of their mixed-race marriage, they must challenge the courts and the country in order to secure their civil rights.
Richard Perry Loving and Mildred Jeter Loving wanted to live out their married life near family in Virginia. However, the state refused to let them—because Richard was white and Mildred was black. After being arrested and charged with a crime, the Lovings were forced to leave their home—until they turned to the legal system. In one of the country’s most prominent legal battles, Loving v. Virginia, the Lovings secured their future when the court struck down all state laws prohibiting mixed marriage. Acclaimed author Larry Dane Brimner’s thorough research and detailed reconstruction of the Loving v. Virginia case memorializes the emotional journey towards marriage equality in this critical addition to his award-winning oeuvre of social justice titles.
Author’s note. Bibliography. Source notes. Index. Black-and-white and full-color photographs.
JLG Release: Feb 2021
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Mildred Jeter Loving (1939–2008), Richard Perry Loving (1933–1975), Interracial marriage, Twentieth-century US history, Twentieth-century Virginia history, Civil rights, Human rights, Trials and litigation, US law and legislation, US Supreme Court cases,