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