Compare And Contrast African American And Maarston Loving

2312 Words 10 Pages
The color of one’s skin, cultural background, or gender shall not be the aspects and definitions of love. It is an internal bodily sensation one feels for another human being, where one can express externally how he or she is feeling. Marriage is one of the biggest symbols of love. Two people in love can show the whole world that they are, indeed, for one another with this simple act. Unfortunately, the freedom to love one another through the act of marriage was not a given to Richard and Mildred Loving. The factor being Mildred Loving was an African American woman and Richard Loving, a White American. The skin color of the couple is what set them apart in distance but not in heart. Although they were in times of racial segregation and discrimination, …show more content…
Within the fight for equality, the Loving’s took action to fight for their love and succeeded in making interracial marriage legal for all races across the nation, sadly, people do not change their opinions about interracial relationships and refuse to live in the present. In the past, skin color was the aspect of a person that set him or her apart from society. Particularly, people of “color” or African American, were frowned upon in the Southern States of America. The Northern States had this controversy as well, just not as exploited as the South. A person of color in the 1950s were not innately handed the same rights as a person of “non-color”, which is, White, and therefore, the people of color have concluded being treated unequally. The most famous people of history came out of the movement for equality and freedom for colored people, known as the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was one of …show more content…
The term, “spread like wildfire”, would be another appropriate phrase at this time, since people hear news from one another, the television, radio, and the daily Sunday paper. The more fortunate who could afford a television, heard the news coverage from there, ultimately White Americans. The less fortunate through a radio or “through the grapevine”. One by one, telling people around about the outcome of the interracial marriage case had become a well-known topic for their time and still read about today. In the 1960s, news delivered through the daily Sunday newspaper had photographs plastered up close to capture the audience. Not to mention the catchy title. This case to the Loving’s was very important and was known across the Southern States, which they had defeated all laws, deriving, mostly Mildred, of her rights as a citizen of the United States of America. It all started in the State of Virginia and reached the history books in the present. Newspaper coverage involving an African American was scarce. The Southern States did not cover anything, good or bad, of the African American race. The Northern States tried to keep away from the tension of the topic of race. In the result, this coverage was massive and knocked down one by one in every state with a heightening story of an interracial couple unanimously winning the votes of the court to marry. Breaking a 23-year streak of good news after Jackie

Related Documents