"JUDGEMENT LOVING against VIRGINIA REVERSED today. Opinion mailed.
From the Records of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1772 - 2007
On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple whose marriage had been prohibited by the state of Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act. This telegram was sent from John F. Davis, clerk of the court, to the Loving’s attorney, Bernard S. Cohen.
The Supreme Court’s Decision in Loving v. Virginia is among the featured items at the “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures" exhibit now on display at the National Archives Museum.
TBT: to this time last year when I first read about Loving v. Virginia. One year on and I’m still just as taken aback that it took until 1967 for interracial marriage to be legal throughout the United States. In fact, I’m still taken aback that there were laws against it in the first place…