Love Poem: Lovng Day
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Written by: Karen Dillon

Lovng Day

Loving Day

When Richard and Mildred fell in love,
their fate was decided by a judge.
For he was white and she was black,
their marriage broke Virginia's Integrity Act.

Forced to move to Washington DC,
they opposed the ruling in 1963.

In 1967, a supreme court ruled that Richard and Mildred Loving could live together,
as an interracial married couple in their own state of Virginia,
and declared that the law prohibiting this was unconstitutional.

June 12 is National 'Loving Day', when many Americans continue to celebrate the freedom to marry a person of another race.
Festivals, barbecues, parties are held, 
to show that love knows no bound.