Virginia Hasn't Always Been for Lovers: Interracial Marriage Bans and the Case of Richard and Mildred Loving (Paperback)

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A graduate of Barnard College and New York Law School, Phyl Newbeck is a licensed attorney and the director of the Vermont Teacher Diversity Scholarship Program.

This landmark volume chronicles the history of laws banning interracial marriage in the United States with particular emphasis on the case of Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and a black woman who were convicted by the state of Virginia of the crime of marrying across racial lines in the late 1950s. The Lovings were not activists, but their battle to live together as husband and wife in their home state instigated the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that antimiscegenation laws were unconstitutional, which ultimately resulted in the overturning of laws against interracial marriage that were still in effect in sixteen states by the late 1960s.

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ISBN 9780809328574
Genre LAW / Family Law / Marriage
Format Paperback
Pages 299
Publisher Date 2008-03-14 00:00:00.0
Publisher Southern Illinois Univ Pr
Copyright Year 2008
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.0 lb
Language English
Subtitle Interracial Marriage Bans and the Case of Richard and Mildred Loving
Edition Number 1
Audience College/higher education
Authors Newbeck, Phyl
Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
Country of Origin United States
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