Walter Plecker

Walter Plecker (1861-1947), a White American eugenicist, was the mastermind of the state of Virginia’s Act to Preserve Racial Integrity (1924). The law was an instrument of Jim Crow and did considerable damage to Native American tribes. It led to Loving v Virginia (1967), which made mixed-race marriages legal across the US.


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Agents of Change: Williesha C. Morris celebrates interracial relationships with Loving Day event

Morris met her future husband, Jason, in 2009 at DragonCon, Atlanta’s eccentric pop culture convention. She saw him again during the 2010 event. And again in 2011.
“I flirted with him and he loved every minute of it,” she said.
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