Telling the Lovings’ story in 1966

Richard and Mildred Loving, with their children, in an outtake from a LIFE magazine shoot

THE HEADLINE IN THE MARCH 18, 1966, issue of LIFE magazine described it simply as “The Crime of Being Married.” Under those words, two photos: Mildred Loving, then 26, eyes downcast, and her husband Richard,

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.