"There can be no doubt that restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classifications violates the central meaning of the equal protection clause."
--The U.S. Supreme Court, 1967
Listen up: Beginning today, and in conjunction with Black History month, the daddy will only post on historical events and people who worked to make a difference for African Americans
and America itself: people who, as they say in gospel, "...brought us from a mighty long way." He will post on musical, literary and political figures and events. He will post especially on some lesser figures-known figures today but figures who made a difference in the past. Some posts will revisit historical figures about whom the daddy has already written. Other posts will be new altogether.
One historical figure who brought us "...from a mighty long way" was Mildred Loving. If you say you know her, you will not get a prize like you're on one of those tv game shows. No happy music for you.
If you don't know her, don't worry. As some Italians like to say, "Forget about it!" Chances are you'll still be on your job next week (even in this sorry economy), the moon will hang low tonight, and the sun will rise tomorrow. But you know what? Mildred Loving et, humble young woman in love. As she said to the Washington Post in 1992: "The preacher at my church classified me with Rosa Parks. I don't feel like that. Not at all. What happened, we really didn't intend for it to happen. What we wanted, we wanted to come home."