Saturday, July 14, 2012

A love story that changed history

It's amazing what one act, done for love, can do to change the course of history. 

The article "Tender Photos Unearthed from a Turbulent Time" describes how, after being arrested for sleeping in the same bed with her husband (they were legally married elsewhere, but the state they resided in deemed it illegal) because of the differing color of their skin, Mildred Loving courageously spoke out and her case was brought to the judicial system. Eventually, in 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in her favor, ending U.S. laws banning interracial marriage.

What a beautiful story, and the photos included with the article especially speak to the power of that moment in time.