Mildred Loving and Her Daughter
Credit: Getty Images
Original Author: Grey Villet
Created: May 1965
Medium: Photograph
Publisher: Getty Images

Mildred Loving and Her Daughter

Mildred Loving and her daughter, Peggy Loving, walk near their home in Central Point, Caroline County, in May 1965. The photographer, Grey Villet, took this and other images of Loving, her husband, Richard Loving, and their children as part of a feature in Life magazine. The Loving family was then at the center of a court case challenging the constitutionality of VIrginia's law forbidding interracial marriage. In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the law.