‘Loving’ how an interracial couple’s love changed history

pic-3-638-x-430Just as a caustic election has laid bare loose threads in the US social fabric, a new film has returned to the country’s all-too-recent era of deep racial segregation, Reports, Washington
“Loving”-which entered wide release in time for the US Thanksgiving holiday-follows the romance of a black woman and a white man in mid-20th century America, when laws in some states forbade interracial marriages.
The historical drama is based on a decade-long legal battle that culminated in a landmark Supreme Court decision, declaring unconstitutional legislation banning interracial marriage, known as anti-miscegenation laws. After they wed in Washington DC, Richard and Mildred Loving returned to the US state Virginia-part of the secessionist confederacy during the Civil War-where marrying across the racial divide was forbidden. Childhood sweethearts, Richard and Mildred wanted little more than to build a home-but in the eyes of Virginia law, the lovers were criminals.


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