Richard and Mildred Loving Interview (1967)

Mildred Jeter, born in 1939, was of African and Rappahannock (Native American) descent. Richard Loving was of Caucasian (white) descent and was born in 1933. They grew up in a small rural town where racism largely didn't exist. Like countless similar romance stories, they fell in love as teenagers and eventually got married. However, that's were the similarities end. This news segment includes an interview with the couple and chronicles their battle to live as husband and wife in the state of Virginia, a battle that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Related Article: Loving: History vs. Hollywood

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