Mildred Delores Jeter
Age at Death:
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
- the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Younger than Richard Loving by 5 years.
With her husband, plaintiffs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (1967). The Lovings were an interracial married couple who were criminally charged under a Virginia statute banning such marriages. He was white, she was African-American and Native American descent. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Lovings filed suit seeking to overturn the law. In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, striking down the Virginia statute and all state anti-miscegenation laws as unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment.