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rest in peace, Mildred Loving

Mildred Loving, matriarch of interracial marriage, dies

RICHMOND, Va. - Mildred Loving, a black woman whose challenge to Virginia's ban on interracial marriage led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling striking down such laws nationwide, has died, her daughter said Monday....

Loving and her white husband, Richard, changed history in 1967 when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld their right to marry. The ruling struck down laws banning racially mixed marriages in at least 17 states.

"There can be no doubt that restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classifications violates the central meaning of the equal protection clause," the court ruled in a unanimous decision.
Peace and blessings to her, peace and healing to the people left behind who loved her.

Like so many of the people who achieve heroic things, she never set out to be a hero, just to live her life.
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