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Mildred Dolores Jeter Loving
Birth: Jul. 22, 1939
Central Point
Caroline County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 2, 2008
Central Point
Caroline County
Virginia, USA

Civil Rights Figure. On June 2, 1958, Mildred Jeter, a black woman married Richard Loving, a white man. Their wedding took place in Washington, DC because their home state, Virginia, had a law prohibiting inter-racial marriages. They returned to Caroline County, VA and were arrested. In 1959 they pled guilty and were given a one year suspended sentence under the condition that they leave Virginia and not return for 25 years. In 1963 they challenged the law and in March of 1966, the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld the law. On June 12 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled the law unconstitutional. Because of this ruling, (Loving v. Virginia)the 16 states which still had anti-miscegenation laws on their books were forced to repeal them. (bio by: Eamonn) 
 
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 Parents:
  Theoliver Jeter (1884 - 1968)
 
 Spouse:
  Richard Perry Loving (1933 - 1975)*
 
 Children:
  Sidney Clay Jeter (1957 - 2010)*
  Donald Lendberg Loving (1958 - 2000)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Oliver Jeter (1919 - 2002)*
  Richard Rudolph Jeter (1923 - 2005)*
  Theodore Franklin Jeter (1935 - 1995)*
  Mildred Dolores Jeter Loving (1939 - 2008)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Stephens Baptist Church Cemetery
Central Point
Caroline County
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Eamonn
Record added: May 17, 2008
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Bless you for all you went through and all you accomplished.
- Alan Schlesinger
 Added: Sep. 5, 2017

- L. Casey.
 Added: Sep. 3, 2017
Thank you for quietly and gracefully changing history. Because of you I was able to marry who I love .Rest in paradise Bean
- JohnetteDills
 Added: Aug. 19, 2017
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