Day in the History of Racial Injustice

Mildred and Richard Loving in 1967 CREDIT: BETTMANN/GETTY

January 6, 1959 ~Richard and Mildred Loving plead guilty to violating Virginia las against interracial marriage and received one-year sentences in prison unless they leave the state for 25 years.

A mob of supporters of then-US President Donald Trump climb through a window they broke as they storm the US Capitol Building in Washington on January 6, 2021 [File: Leah Millis/Reuters]

January 6, 2021 ~ A day when American democracy died a little. Trump had lost, but he had also won – the “big lie” had firmly taken root.

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