Loving Day is for Swirlers!
Yes, Loving Day!
If you’re a Swirler – someone who dates/marries interracially – then you’ve probably heard of Loving Day.
Loving Day was created in honor of Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving. In June of 1958, Richard and Mildred decided to buck the tide of ignorance and racism and pursue their American dream.
They simply wanted to spend their lives living and loving each other in holy (and legal) matrimony. They went to Washington, DC for the ceremony but were arrested in their own bedroom in the middle of the night by sheriff’s deputies for the “crime” of interracial marriage.
The “crime” of interracial marriage.
They fought back. In June of 1967, nine years to the month that they were married, in a landmark Supreme Court case they won the right to live and love in marital bliss anywhere in the United States.
Another Landmark “First”
In Podcast Episode 105, The Swirl World Podcast enjoys another first: A video to accompany the audio!
Former podcast guest and fellow Swirler Williesha Morris shares a slide show.
The slide show commemorates her crowd funding campaign for Loving Day 2016 in Birmingham, Alabama.
We’re honored to partner with Williesha in this worthy campaign and “Loving” cause.
Check out Williesha’s slideshow, and then head on over to her site to contribute to her campaign.
Because of Richard and Mildred Loving, we have couples like Williesha and Jason Morris.
We LOVE it! (pun intended)
And Yet Another Landmark “First”
Our support of Loving Day is so strong, we’ve decided to give the holiday its own Page on the blog!
That’s right – each year, we’ll update the page with a special blog post specifically designed to commemorate that year’s Loving Day observance.
Thanks, Williesha and Jason!
Williesha was named an “Agent of Change” by the Alabama Media Group for her work in hosting Loving Day Celebrations in her city. Alabama Media Group is a digitally-focused news and information company that combines the quality journalism from The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, Mobile’s Press-Register and The Mississippi Press with the up-to-the-minute access of AL.com and gulflive.com.
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