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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080505/...us/obit_loving

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She was (well, will always be) one of my beloved heroes.
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Oh, I wish her name as a civil rights activist were mentioned more often. She and her husband were so brave.
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Oh, I wish her name as a civil rights activist were mentioned more often.
Me too. I'm sort of ashamed that I am not familiar with her... : ...especially since I am in an interracial marriage.

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I don't think the history books have said much about them. They were quiet, and weren't really interested in being activists. They just wanted to go home. IIFRC, they were arrested in the middle of the night, forced out of bed. My husband and I grew up not far from there, and we taught one of her granddaughters ("Oh," says her granddaughter, after a year, maybe two, in this program we taught with, "you ever hear about the Lovings?"). It meant a lot to have had that kind of connection with her, because it was an amazing story and it wasn't something you learned about it school.

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Sad. She and her husband were heroes.

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It is sad that he died so long ago. It sounds like they were each others worlds.
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I love the daughter's name(s) - Peggy Loving Fortune!
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Though the Supreme Court’s 1967 decision in the Loving case struck down miscegenation laws, Southern states were sometimes slow to change their constitutions; Alabama became the last state to do so, in 2000.
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Found some links to share:

An essay on the Lovings and their case

Movie- Mr & Mrs Loving

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Mildred Loving

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Though the Supreme Court’s 1967 decision in the Loving case struck down miscegenation laws, Southern states were sometimes slow to change their constitutions; Alabama became the last state to do so, in 2000.

YOu have got to be kidding!
Terrible about her dying, but great what she and her husband did.
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Mildred said that the only thing the movie got right was that she had three children.

Celebrate 'Loving Day' June 12th.

http://www.lovingday.org/map.htm

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Mildred Loving

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Though the Supreme Court’s 1967 decision in the Loving case struck down miscegenation laws, Southern states were sometimes slow to change their constitutions; Alabama became the last state to do so, in 2000.
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YOu have got to be kidding!
The law was unenforceable after the Loving ruling, so changing the state constitution was largely symbolic. In some states changing the constitution may have been too much of a pain to bother (not in Texas though, we like to change it on a daily basis; it's freak'n huge!).

"It should be a rule in all prophylactic work that no harm should ever be unnecessarily inflicted on a healthy person (Sir Graham Wilson, The Hazards of Immunization, 1967)."
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