Fifty years after interracial marriages were made legal in the US we want to hear how it made you feel
Richard and Mildred Loving married in 1958 but a year later were charged for violating Virginia’s code prohibiting interracial couples from marrying outside the state and returning. They were sentenced to a year in jail.
After appealing a previous decision made by the supreme court of Virginia, in 1967 the US supreme court unanimously decided that the Virginia prohibition was unconstituional. The landmark decision led to the legalization of interracial marriage in the US. 50 years on we’d like to hear what the momentous milestone meant to you.