Loving Day marks the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving vs. Virginia, which eventually would strike down all anti-interracial marriage laws in the United States.
As an interracial romance writer, Loving Day is a startling reminder that less than forty-five years ago people were being jailed for the relationships I write about in my books. I’m also reminded by the sheer humbleness of the couple, Mildred & Richard Loving, who didn’t seek fame, fortune or notoriety so that they could live and raise a family where they so desired.
So today I am trying to spread the love as I mark Loving Day with a heart devoid of hate, anger and prejudice and see my fellow man and woman as just a human being, who should be free to love whomever they want.
If you would like to celebrate Loving Day, there are more than three dozen Loving Day Celebrations planned across the country that you can take a part in. Here’s a partial list taken from Loving Day’s official website.
|Sat, 06/11/2011 – 10:00am||Of Many Colors: Portraits of Multiracial Families Art Exhibit||Los Angeles||California||United States|
|Sat, 06/11/2011 – 12:00pm||Loving Day Griffin||Griffin||Georgia||United States|
|Sat, 06/11/2011 – 12:00pm||Loving Day Wichita 2011||Wichita||Kansas||United States|
|Sun, 06/12/2011 – 12:00am||Loving Day Celebration/Conference|
|Sun, 06/12/2011 – 11:00am||StoryCorps San Francisco Celebrates Loving Day 2011!||San Francisco||California||United States|
|Sun, 06/12/2011 – 12:00pm||Loving Day San Diego Beach Celebration||La Jolla||California|
|Sun, 06/12/2011 – 12:30pm||Loving Day in Kobe, Japan||Kobe||Japan|
|Sun, 06/12/2011 – 12:30pm||Loving Day Wilmington||Wilmington||Delaware||United States|
|Sun, 06/12/2011 – 1:00pm||MAVIN’s annual Loving Day Celebration||Seattle||Washington|
|Sun, 06/12/2011 – 1:00pm||Loving Day Celebration – Picnic||Atlanta||Georgia||United States|
|Sun, 06/12/2011 – 1:00pm||Loving Day in Tallahassee||Tallahassee||Florida||FL||United States|
|Sun, 06/12/2011 – 2:00pm||Melting Pot Celebrates Loving Day-BW/WM||Stone Mountain||Georgia||United States|
|Sun, 06/12/2011 – 2:00pm||Loving Day Celebration on the National Mall in Washington, DC||Washington||District of Columbia||United States|
Interested in reading interracial love stories? Here’s a short list of authors and publishers, who write/publish great interracial romances:)