June 12, 2018
Loving Day celebrates the end of the U.S. interracial marriage ban.
On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mildred and Richard Loving in the Loving v. Virginia case. The marriage of Mildred (a woman of African American and Native American heritage) and Richard Loving (a white man) was once forbidden due to discriminating U.S. laws. This ruling new allowed for whites and non-whites to freely marry across the country.
Celebrating Loving Day
Today is a day we should celebrate love in all its shapes and forms.
Make a list of everyone you love. Beside their names write down the last time you talked to them. Have you been too busy to tell those you love how critical they are in your life? Email them, send them a card, have a meal, or visit those you love and notice how your life lights up with light and hope.