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
Published: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2004.
Table of Contents:
  • I do
  • The passing capital of America
  • Making sense of senseless laws
  • How it all began
  • The prosecutions continue
  • Taking away the children and the money
  • The West leads the way
  • The organizations challenge, and the challenges become organized
  • The sad case of Ruby and Ham
  • Connie and Dewey share a room
  • Richard and Mildred want to go home
  • On to the Supreme Court
  • The Amicus briefs
  • Virginia and North Carolina defend the indefensible
  • May it please the court
  • The Supreme Court speaks
  • Not all states listen
  • "A big interracial display of their romance"
  • The Feds finally step in
  • Happily ever after.