About 6 percent of Caroline Middle School’s population is multiracial, a statistic that would not be possible without Mildred and Richard Loving, a couple from the school’s county whose Supreme Court case 45 years ago paved the way for mixed-race marriages.
Jan. 27, 2012 From left: Jimmy Hayes Jr., Bo Hayes, Bianca Hayes and Jimmy Hayes attend a basketball game at Caroline High School. The children are part of a growing interracial demographic in Caroline County, Va. The county was once the home of Mildred and Richard Loving, who were instrumental in getting the Supreme Court to overturn the Racial Integrity Act that prohibited interracial marriage. Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post Buy Photo