Black History Trailblazers of the 1960s: Mildred Loving, The Precedent Setter

In our ongoing celebration of Black History Month, we look back at some of the leaders, icons and pop culture juggernauts that helped to bring diversity, equity, inclusion and representation to the forefront of the American landscape — like these men and women who left their indelible mark on the 1960s. 


In the aptly named Supreme Court case of Loving v. Virginia, interracial marriage was legalized freeing millions of Americans to legally wed the spouse of their choice regardless of race — and making a quiet woman from Virginia an international icon for the power of true love in the process.

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