This is at the number one spot because this couple’s marriage overturned state laws in the United States that prohibited interracial marriages. Richard and Mildred were from Virginia and met when he was 17 years old and she was 11. As they grew older, their friendship blossomed into romance. Mildred was 18 she became pregnant so the couple decided to travel to Washington, D.C. to be married. Five weeks after their wedding, awakened at 2 a.m. by police, arrested for being married to one…
Richard Theodore Greener (1844-1922) was the first Black graduate of Harvard University (Class of 1870). His papers, including his Harvard diploma, his law license, photos and papers connected to his diplomatic role in Russia and his friendship with President Ulysses S. Grant, were recently discovered in an attic on the South Side of Chicago - just before the house was demolished.
Our love was colour blind... but our families weren't: Mixed-race couples from four generations tell their stories
Mildred Jeter, a black woman, married Richard Loving, a white man. In 1958, interracial marriage was illegal in Virginia, so the couple had to get married in Washington D.C. When they returned to Virginia, they were charged with a crime and exiled from Virginia. Loving v. Virginia led to The Supreme Court ruling the law banning interracial marriage was unconstitutional...Amen!!!!
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Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy on May 12, 1820. During the Crimean War, she and a team of nurses improved the unsanitary conditions at a British base hospital, reducing the death count by two-thirds. Her writings sparked worldwide health care reform. In 1860 she established St. Thomas’ Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses. She died August 13, 1910, in London.