“Loving Day is the anniversary of a historic court decision for interracial marriage. Every year on June 12th, it’s a global day of visibility, education, and community.”(Lovingday.org)
Happy Loving Day! It’s hard to think that if it weren’t for the Loving family there would be no Chandler Crew. In 1967 the United States Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states. 1967 folks! This wasn’t hundreds of years ago. This was only a few years before my husband was born. Many of you were alive at that time.
It’s easy to get caught up in the notion that segregation, Jim Crow laws and the like were long ago but MANY of the people who made and enforced these laws are alive and well. Which unfortunately means so is racism. However, we owe such a debt to those who came before us and made the path to our marriage an easy one by comparison. My heart breaks to think of all the people who were unable to Love the one their Soul loved because of such antiquated and segregated laws.
Whether you are joining in a Loving Day event this year or just enjoying the love of your interracial partnership we all need to give a big shout out to the Lovings and ALL the interracial marriages across the globe for standing strong and standing tall and telling the world that Love is Love in every shade. #TheChandlerCrew #LovingDay
Here are a few pictures of our Love Story. Please share your pictures in the comments below. Happy Loving Day.