bekah brunstetter
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The Loving Story

October 22nd, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter

For a little Maco Lights research, I checked out this documentary, and have officially discovered the fourth more beautiful woman in the world, next to Marina Abramovic, my Mom, and Taylor Swift. Meet the lovely Mrs. Mildred Loving, pictured here with her  husband, Richard Loving:

In 1958, they married illegally, and were arrested and banned from their home state of Virginia. Instead of bouncing on his wife, Richard stuck by her, hired lawyers, and took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, where they eventually won, overturning interracial marriage bans in 16 states. Clearly, he loved her, very much. How could you not? I do, even. This Loving Story has a sad ending – after finally getting to move back home to Virginia / live there legally, and together, Richard built Mildred and their children a house. Eight years later, he was killed by a drunk driver. Thankfully, someone along the line took about 700 incredible pictures of the couple, preserving them forever in time. If this isn’t literally a picture of love, I just don’t know what is.

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