My Final Project: Loving vs. Virginia 1967
case of loving vs. Virginia was a case very controversial. A married couple,
lived together in Caroline County, Virginia. She was black and he was white.
Virginia upheld the antimiscegenation law. This law stated that interracial
marriages were illegal. The argument of this case was on April 1,1967 and it
reached its verdict on June 12,1967. Their home state challenged the antimiscegenation
law. The Lovings were found guilty. They were sentence to one year in jail.
However, the trial judge suspended the sentence for a period of 25 years on
the condition that the Lovings leave the State and not return to Virginia together
for 25 years. They went to live in Washington D.C. And got married there. The
Lovings were Mr. And Mrs. P. Richard. Forced to move, they returned to Washington
D.C. where, in 1963, they initiated a suit challenging the constitutionality
of the antimiscegenation law.