Mildred Loving Holding a Photo of Her Husband, Richard Loving
Mildred Loving holds an early portrait of her husband, Richard Loving, in this photograph taken in 1979. Richard Loving died in an automobile accident in 1975 that left Mildred Loving blind in one eye. Behind Loving stand her three children (from left to right), Sidney, Donald, and Peggy, who holds her son, Mark. Richard and Mildred Loving were the appellants in the U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (1967), which struck down a Virginia law forbidding interracial marriage.