Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pick of the Week- Loving vs. Virginia

is Loving vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell. This novel is uniquely structured alternating between Mildred and Richard's perspective and integrating primary source documents to enhance the story of an ordinary couple, whose case had sweeping changes for laws of the nation. Mildred and Richard always saw themselves a typical, but in the eyes of the law their relationship was criminal. They were fined, jailed, and harassed when they tried to live together in Caroline County, Virginia. After nine long years of legal battles, their case was decided in the Supreme Court and finally over-turned the unjust miscegenation laws in the United States. 

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