Last year I asked you if you knew who Mildred Loving was. Historically, Mildred Loving did one truly great thing — she married for love. Over 40 years ago, she married Richard Loving, a white man in Virginia. Her marriage to him was illegal as interracial marriage was a source of outrage in the state. They were actually run out of the state and eventually, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the laws banning their marriage.
Marrying for Love
True love doesn’t recognize color, creed, religion or boundaries of any kind. True love seeks to fulfill itself and to expand beyond the borders of humanity to reach into the soul. Mildred Loving and her husband Richard did exactly that during a time when our country didn’t approve of interracial marriage. They were run out of their state. They were forced to make decisions to stay together in spite of all the obstacles.
Rest In Peace
Mildred Loving passed away on Friday, May 2nd just one month shy of what would have been her 50th wedding anniversary (her husband passed away in 1975). She and her husband leave more than a legacy of love that has paid forward many generations since the 1950s. She is survived by one of her three children, eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Thank you Mrs. Loving and rest in peace.