Mildred Loving


Age: 68


Summary: civil rights pioneer whose challenge to Virginia's ban on interracial marriage led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling striking down such laws nationwide, whom she and her husband Richard changed history in 1967 when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld their right to marry (Richard Loving was killed in a 1975 car accident).



Cause of Death: Pneumonia


Born: July 22, 1939


Died: May 2, 2008


Location: Milford, Virginia