June 12 - 1967 - Loving v Virginia

In 1958, Richard and Mildred Loving were married in Washington, D.C., because as a white man and a black woman, they could not get married in their native Virginia. In 1959, they were sentenced to a one-year prison sentence for cohabiting in Virginia, which was suspended as long as the Lovings would leave the state. In 1964, they begin to sue the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1967, the United States Supreme Court ruled the Virginia statute as un-Constitutional. But that's only the basic story of Loving v Virginia.

William Floyd