Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Loving v. Virginia
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-232.)
Location. 37° 32.374′ N, 77° 25.929′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Broad Street and North 11th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1111 E Broad St, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia Civil Rights Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hunter Holmes McGuire, M.D. Governor Edmund Randolph (about 300 feet away); John Tyler (about 300 feet away); Birthplace of Cardiac Transplantation (about 300 feet away); Thomas J. Jackson, General CSA (about 300 feet away); Virginia’s Executive Mansion (about 300 feet away); The Executive Mansion of Virginia (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
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1. Wikipedia Entry. “In 1964, frustrated by their inability to travel together to visit their families in Virginia, as well as their social isolation and financial difficulties in Washington, Mildred Loving wrote in protest to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Kennedy referred her to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU assigned volunteer cooperating attorneys Bernard S. Cohen and Philip J. Hirschkop, who filed a motion on behalf of the Lovings in the Virginia Caroline County Circuit Court, that requested the court to vacate the criminal judgments and set aside the Lovings’ sentences on the grounds that the Virginia (Submitted on September 10, 2017.)
2. Recent dedication of marker commemorating Loving v. Virginia spurs controversy. 2017 article by Adele Uphaus-Conner in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star. “But where the marker was dedicated that day—in front of the Patrick Henry Building next to Capitol Square in Richmond—is not where the state Department of Historic Resources planned for it to be. Up until two weeks before the ceremony, the marker was supposed to be installed in Caroline County.” (Submitted on September 10, 2017.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights •
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