(CNN) — CNN reports June 12th is acknowledged as National Loving Day, honoring the 52nd anniversary of the 1967 Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia.
Loving v. Virginia struck down laws banning interracial marriage.
Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in Virginia for living together as a married couple.
The couple moved to Washington, D.C., where interracial marriage was legal, and wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.
Kennedy referred the couple’s case to the American Civil Liberties Union.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Lovings. They returned home to Virginia with their three children.
Alabama was the last state to revoke the interracial marriage ban in 2000.