Indianapolis Star | Loving Day

Indianapolis Star

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 12:39pm -- lovingday
Title: 
Loving Day in Indianapolis celebrates interracial marriage: Special day marks '67 Supreme Court ruling eliminating bans
Press Date: 
05/10/2012
Press Category: 
Article
Author: 
Will Higgins

From the article:

"Gilbert Holmes was unfamiliar with Loving Day until some relatives in New York City recently brought it to his attention.

Holmes, the former executive director of the ACLU of Indiana, is black, and his wife, Karen, is white, so it would make sense they'd be keen to commemorate the day.

NYC is sort of the birthplace of Loving Day celebrations, though events are cropping up in other U.S. cities, including, for the first time, in Indianapolis next month.

Loving Day isn't an official holiday or even a well-known one. It marks a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that was a milestone in race relations. Loving v. Virginia struck down all of the many state laws banning marriages between whites and blacks."