Mildred Loving

Summer Owens

Mildred's biography.

Mildred Delores Jeter was born on July 22, 1939, in Central Point, Virginia, died on May 2, 2008, Milford, Virginia, VA. The polite young woman became a reluctant activist in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's after successfully challenging and overruling Virginia's ban on interracial marriage.

About MIldred

Important Facts.

- Richard and Mildred soon moved back to Virginia, returning to Caroline County, where they built a home and raised their children. Tragically, Richard was killed in an car accident in 1975, when his car was struck by a drunk driver. Mildred, who was also in the car, lost sight in her right eye.


- Still, there's little doubt about Mildred and Richard's legacy. There's an unofficial holiday celebrating their success, called Loving Day on June 12. More importantly, the prohibition against mixed race marriages has been stripped out of every state constitution.


Best Attribute.

- Integrity. Mildred had great integrity dealing with not being able to marry her loved one, and staying true to Richard, and herself.