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Mixed Race Marriage Victory in US

How Mildred and Richard Loving fought to get mixed-race marriages legalised across the US.

In 1958, a mixed-race couple, Mildred and Richard Loving, were arrested and then banished from the US state of Virginia for breaking its laws against inter-racial marriage.

Nine years later, Mildred and Richard Loving won a ruling at the Supreme Court declaring this sort of legislation unconstitutional.

Witness speaks to the Lovings' lawyer, Bernie Cohen.

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Sun 12 Jun 2011 23:50GMT

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