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Resources for Pillar Three: Endogamy and the Control of Marriage and Mating
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Loving vs Virginia - Supreme Court 1967
Encyclopedia Virginia - Primary Document (6/12/1967) U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rules that Virginia’s antimiscegenation statutes violate the Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment. The decision effectively overturns the bans on interracial marriage in sixteen states.
Lynching of Willie James Howard
PBS - Freedom Never Dies: The Legacy of Harry T. Moore (n.d.) On January 2, 1944 15-year-old Willie James Howard was taken to the Suwannee River by the father of a young girl to whom he had sent a Christmas card. Website includes links to digital copies of documents and background on the events.
Affidavits of Howard's Parents
PBS - Freedom Never Dies: The Legacy of Harry T. Moore (n.d.) Digitized copy of document that NAACP field secretary, Harry T. Moore convinced parents to sign.
Virginia Law 1691 - Forbidding Interracial Marriage
April 1691 "And for prevention of that abominable mixture and spurious issue which hereafter may encrease in this dominion, as well by negroes, mulattoes, and Indians intermarrying with English, or other white women,.."