Leon and Rosina Watson were married in 1950, just after the California Supreme Court became the first in the nation to strike down interracial marriage bans. The Oakland couple raised three children and remain living in their same home for the past 59 years. Photo courtesy MCT. One of the most beautiful things that I have ever read. Love. Couple Hands, Three Children, Marriage Ban, Growing Old Together, 1950, Love, Beautiful Things, Interracial Marriage, Supreme Court
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In 1958, Richard and Mildred Loving were banned from the state of Virginia for violating anti-miscegenation laws. He was white, she was black, and five weeks after their wedding, the county sheriff rousted them out of bed at 2 a.m. and took them off to jail. They took their case all the way up to the supreme court and won, opening the way for interracial couples in the US to love and marry legally. Bless them.