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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