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Love Sees No Color

Black History Quiz
Love Sees No Color
By Jim Stroud • Issue #77 • View online
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A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT (I'm just sayin'.)
Black History Quiz: A Word Find Puzzle Book of Black History Facts and Quotes
LOVE SEES NO COLOR
Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter
Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter
Interracial marriage in the United Sates was banned in 1664 and not overturned until 1967.
During the seventeenth and early eighteenth century, the growing number of interracial marriages (also known as miscegenation) between Blacks and whites led to the passage of this new law. The first anti-miscegenation law enacted was in the colony of Maryland in 1664 and additional colonies quickly followed suit. These marriages were prohibited and penalties included the enslavement, exile or imprisonment of the white perpetrators. These laws grew and evolved over the years and attempts were even made to modify the Constitution to ban interracial marriage in all states.
It would take three hundred years for this law to be overturned. In 1967, Richard Loving, a white man, and Mildred Jeter, a Black woman, were married in the District of Columbia. When they returned home to Virginia, they were arrested and convicted of violating the state’s anti-miscegenation law. They each faced a year in jail and their case went to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court found in favor of the Lovings in the famous trial Loving v. VirginiaThey ruled that prohibiting interracial marriage on state and local levels was unconstitutional; this meant that marriages between the races were legal in the country for the first time since 1664.
Q: Which was the last state to legalize interracial marriage and when?

BLACK HISTORY TODAY
Gregory Meeks to become first Black American to chair House Foreign Affairs Committee
Cartoon Network partnering with Black Women Animate to launch first-ever Black Animation Awards Show
NFL's First All-Black Crew Officiated 'Monday Night Football' Game : NPR
Pope elevates 13 new cardinals, including Wilton Gregory, the Catholic church’s first Black American cardinal - Chicago Tribune
PUZZLE TIME
I was a slave but, I bought my freedom.
I was a medical pioneer.
My name is in the bible.
I helped stop a pandemic in the 1700’s.
My method has saved countless lives since.
Who am I?
Where does this practice come from?
Where does this practice come from?
Unscramble these words, one letter for each line, to form words related to this week’s challenge.
DICOV
___ ( ___ ) ___ ( ___ ) ___
CCVAINES
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ( ___ ) ( ___ )
TOOINGNAC
___ ___ ( ___ ) ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
MLOAXPSL
( ___ ) ( ___ ) ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
The unscrambled words above have letters in parenthesis. If you rearrange those letters, you will have the answer to this week’s challenge.
BHQ ANSWER
( ___ ) ( ___ ) ( ___ ) ( ___ ) ( ___ ) ( ___ ) ( ___ ) ( ___ )
The answer to this week’s puzzle challenge will be shared next week.
LOVE SEES NO COLOR (ANSWER)
In 2000, Alabama became the last state to officially legalize interracial marriage by removing the unenforceable ban that was still contained in their state constitution. Wow! [Source: PBS]
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Jim Stroud

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