Monday, May 5, 2008

Mildred Loving dies

Mildred Loving, of Loving v. Virginia, died today:
Mildred Loving, a black woman whose challenge to Virginia's ban on interracial marriage led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling striking down such laws nationwide, has died, her daughter said Monday.

Peggy Fortune said Loving, 68, died Friday at her home in rural Milford. She did not disclose the cause of death.

"I want (people) to remember her as being strong and brave yet humble — and believed in love," Fortune told The Associated Press.

It would be good to remember that she believed in love for everyone, too.

R.I.P., Mrs. Loving.

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