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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Interracial relationships During Civil Rights 1863 poster promoting interracial relationship between whites and black. MISCEGENATION: marriage between two people of different races. In the miscegenation court case Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving went to DC to get marry and later settled in Virginia. In October 1958 a Carolina County grand jury issued an indictment charging them with violating Virginia's ban on interracial relationships. They plead guilty and was sentenced to 1 year in jail. The case was suspended and the Lovings tooktheir case to The Supreme Court claiming that Virginia broke their 14th amendment. The case settled in the their favor and as the result of these happenings, the Lovings didn't return to Virginia for 25 years. Alsoin June 12,1967 the US Supreme Court rules to establish a new foundation for marriage laws. 41 states banned miscegenation relationships over the course of 300 years between 1660-1960s. The reason why the government at the time did not allow miscegenationbecause the white rulers didn't wanta mixture of power. They wanted to keep whites on top and blacks on the bottom. Miscegenation Facts The first state to overturn an anti-miscegenation law was California. 14 states repealed their anti-miscegenation law do to Loving vs. Virginia along following 16 other states.In 1948 about 90% of American were against interracial relationships when California legalized it. In 1967 about 72% were against interracial marriages. In this court case McLauglhin vs. Florida in 1964 a black man and a white women got married in Florida. DespiteFlorida's statue, 789.05, stating that no white or negro couple can get married. They went to court and the jury said that it violated their 14th amendment. This case ended new laws banning interracial relationships, but not laws already existing banning them. The 14th amendment states that you have rights at the federal level as well as the state level.
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