As a woman who is so interested the multicultural experience, I feel late to the game to only hear about this special day a few days ago. With the little bit of television that I watch, I happened to flip the channel and watch about 10 minutes of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”. I used to love watching this show, like 10 years ago. I didn’t know that it is still airing now, so I watched a little while. A question came up asking what holiday is for June 12 and one of the options was this day called Loving Day. I thought to myself, well this sounds really cool and sure enough that was the answer.
While the word Loving is certainly appropriate, it was actually the last name of the interracial couple that was given the right to move back to Virginia, after being prosecuted for what was considered an illegal marriage in 1958. On June 12, 1967, the US Supreme Court made a decision on the Loving vs. Virginia case to abolish laws that banned non-whites and whites from legal marriage.
I am so fortunate to walk the streets freely with my husband and have no troubles. On this day I give thanks to Mildred and Richard Loving. Rest in Peace!
Events happening around the USA are as follows: