Multi racial dating
Although such laws officially remained on the books in several states, the Lovings’ landmark victory rendered them effectively unenforceable, ensuring nobody else would have to endure the same treatment.
The last law officially prohibiting interracial marriage was repealed in Alabama in 2000.
On July 11, 1958, newlyweds Richard and Mildred Loving were asleep in bed when three armed police officers burst into the room.
The couple were hauled from their house and thrown into jail, where Mildred remained for several days, all for the crime of getting married.
Historians have speculated that their unusual marriage was one of the first of its kind.
Some of the first people of Spanish/ Mayan heritage were the product of a truly incredible marriage.
Kip’s family quickly followed this with a demand that he divorce his wife, and he eventually succumbed to their will.
In order to evade Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act, the pair had traveled to Washington, D. In 1963, they approached the American Civil Liberties Union to fight their case in court.
After an extensive legal battle, the Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional in June of 1967.
As a survivor of a shipwreck off the Yucatan coast, Gonzalo Guerrero found himself held captive by the Maya.
Desperate to avoid being killed, he successfully sought to learn his captors’ language and customs.
He was adopted by a French priest and later traveled to France with Bishop Artus de Lionne.