Voice of America | Loving Day

Voice of America

Mon, 12/08/2008 - 8:39pm -- geoffrey
Title: 
Loving Day Marks 1967 Victory for Legal Interracial Marriage
Show, Series, or Section: 
American Life
Press Date: 
06/11/2008
Press Category: 
Radio
Author: 
Adam Phillips

"On June 12, 1967, the United States Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a married couple named Loving – he was white, she was black. They lived in Virginia and had violated the southern state's law against inter-racial marriage. The high court's decision made interracial marriage legal in all 50 states. Today, the Loving decision is celebrated as an important victory for multi-culturalism and democracy. VOA's Adam Phillips reports."