Saturday, June 10, 2006

Celebrate Loving Day!


"While it may seem negligible on the outside, interracial marriage and dating, is a hot topic and somewhat of a taboo, still, and quite controversial."
Alfre Woodard



Loving Day commemorates June 12, 1967 when the US Supreme Court made it a legal right to love a person of any race. Before that decision interracial couples could be legally separated and/or punished by their state governments. In the state of Oregon (my current residence) there were laws from 1862-1951 making marriage between specific interracial couples null and void. Join a celebration happening in your city or have one of your own.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Thought you might enjoy this book, They Always Said I Would Marry a White Girl, Hamilton Books, by Robert Moore.

http://www.hamilton-books.com/Catalog/SingleBook.shtml?command=Search&db=^DB/CATALOG.db&eqSKUdata=0761837272

Bob