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Richard & Mildred Loving

Richard Perry Loving, who was of Irish and English descent, met Mildred Jeter, who was of  African American, European and Native American descent in Central Point, Virginia. He was 17 and she was 11. The rural Caroline Country was known for its racial mixing, with people of different ethnic backgrounds openly socializing together, even during the Jim Crow era.  Mildred was attending an all-black school when she first met Richard Loving, a white high school student whom she initially perceived […]

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