Caroline County officials and descendants of Mildred and Richard Loving attended ceremonies Saturday in Bowling Green to unveil the marker.
More than 50 years after the historic case Loving v. Virginia, which struck down a ban on interracial marriage, the Lovings’ legacy and struggles are still felt by interracial couples across the U.S.
The Pew study, released Thursday, says Virginia now leads the nation in percentage of marriages between blacks and whites, which until 1967 had been a criminal offense in the state. The study finds the children of interracial unions are challenging the typical notions of race.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.