CAROL's WORLD

lovingLoving is the true story of Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton), a white construction worker in Caroline County, Virginia and Mildred Jeter (Ruth Negga), a neighbor and family friend.  Mildred and Richard were in love, in 1958 Mildred became pregnant so they decided to get married.  The only problem was their marriage would violate Virginia’s anti-miscegenation laws so they traveled out of state to Washington DC, where interracial marriage was not a problem and became Mr. and Mrs. Richard Loving, then returned to Virginia as husband and wife.

One night while the Lovings were asleep, the sheriff’s deputies walked into Mildred’s home and arrested them.  They were forced to plead guilty to breaking the anti-miscegenation law.  As a result, they would have to leave Virginia and not return together for 25 years or go to prison.  Upset and disillusioned, they went back to Washington DC and stayed with a…

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