Loving v. Virginia

Jadiya Sanford & Diamond Edwards

Argued: April 10, 1967

Decided: June 12, 1967

This case was about interracial. The couple was 17-year old Mildred Jeter, who was black and 23 year old Richard Loving, who was white. They were both against miscegenation. Miscegenation is banning marriage between whites and blacks. They got married in Washington, DC but when they came back they were jailed. In order for them to be released from the jail they had to stay away from the state for 25 years. They left the state and came back 5 years later and got arrested for traveling together.

Who: Richard Loving(husband) and Mildred Jeter(wife)

What: Preventing marriages between colored and white people. They are banning marriages between different race.

Where: Virginia, District of Columbia, Washington DC

When: January 22, 1965; February 11, 1965; October 28, 1964; November 6, 1963; April 10, 1967; June 12, 1967

Why: Black and white people weren't allowed to get married. They would get jailed and if they want to get out they would have to stay away from the state for 25 years.

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