Interracial couples celebrate freedom on national holiday
June 12, 2021
By Rangsiya Faihin
Delta Digital News Service
JONESBORO, Ark. – Every June 12th is the anniversary of national ‘Loving Day’. The day recognizes the interracial relationship of Mildred, a woman of black and Native American ancestry and Richard Loving, a white man who were arrested due to violating the Racial Integrity Act of 1924. However, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to ban interracial marriages.
Rangsiya Faihin is an engineering senior at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She can be reached at: [email protected]
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