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National Loving Day | 2021

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National Love Day is celebrated beyond race and color on National Loving Day on June 12. History behind the holiday The name for this day comes with a bit of history. The holiday is, of course, about spreading love but, ironically, it also references the names of Mildred and Richard Loving, who fought against the laws confining them and everyone else from marrying interracially. Mildred Loving, who was of African American and Native American descent, became a reluctant activist in the civil rights movement of the 1960s when she and her white husband, Richard Loving, successfully challenged Virginia's ban on...

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