Mildred has three children, Sidney, Peggy, and Donald.
As a girl, Mildred was so skinny, she was nicknamed "Bean." She was just 11 years old and attending an all-black school when she first met Richard Loving, a 17-year-old white high school student. Quietly, the two fell in love and began dating and when Mildred became pregnant at the age of 18, the two decided to get married.
Virginia's Racial Integrity Act of 1924 banned the Lovings from marrying in Virginia so the couple drove 90 miles north to Washington, D.C. to legally marry and then returned to their home in Caroline County, Virginia.
- 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.