Richard and Mildred Loving are no longer alive. Mildred Loving died from pneumonia on May 2, 2008 at age 68. Richard Loving was killed in a car accident in June 1975 at age 41.
Richard and Mildred Loving were civil rights activists during the 1960s who successfully challenged Virginia's ban on interracial marriage. The couple had been sentenced to a year in prison for violating the state's Racial Integrity Act of 1924. With the help of the America Civil Liberties Union, the couple defeated the ban in 1967 in the Supreme Court, in the landmark case of Loving v. Virginia.Learn More
The pan-Indian movement is any movement that brings together various Native American tribes and promotes unity between them. Often tribes join forces for political purposes, erasing any tribal lines or former rivalries between the groups. By teaming up, the various tribes work together to protect the interest of all Native Americans.Full Answer >
Vermont officially became a state on March 4, 1791. Prior to this, it had been an independent republic for 14 years. The area was first colonized by French and English settlers in the early 1700s.Full Answer >
The Great Migration was a large movement of African American people out of the southern United States after Reconstruction. This movement lasted from around 1915 through the 1960s. During this time, over 6 million people moved north and west toward urban areas, creating a new black urban culture.Full Answer >
As reported by his family members, every son in Dwight Eisenhower's nuclear family growing up was called "Ike" at some point in their lives. He was called "Little Ike" and his brother, Edgar, was "Big Ike."Full Answer >