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Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 91

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Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 91 (6/23/22)

Journey back Inside The Blanket Fort this week as we mark the 55th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in the case of Loving v. Virginia, which struck down all state laws against interracial marriage in the United States.

The SIU Press book, Virginia Hasn’t Always Been for Lovers: Interracial Marriage Bans and the Case of Richard and Mildred Loving by Phyl Newbeck, chronicles the history of laws banning interracial marriage in the United States with particular emphasis on the case of Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and a black woman who were convicted by the state of Virginia of the crime of marrying across racial lines in the late 1950s.

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Amy Etcheson is the Interim Director of SIU Press at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. She is the program host and co-creator of Inside The Blanket Fort radio program and podcast.