Virginia hasn't always been for lovers : interracial marriage bans and the case of Richard and Mildred Loving / Phyl Newbeck.

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...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Newbeck, Phyl, 1961-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2004.
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Summary: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 interracia.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xvii, 298 pages, [12] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-290) and index.
ISBN:1299454704
9781299454705
9780809387342
0809387344