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Sun Dec 11, 2016, 08:41 AM

He helped make legal history in Loving v. Virginia. At 80, hes still fighting for justice.

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He helped make legal history in ‘Loving v. Virginia.’ At 80, he’s still fighting for justice.

Philip Hirschkop represented Mildred and Richard Loving in the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriages.

By DeNeen L. Brown December 10 at 5:46 PM

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No one from Hollywood saw this file.

For decades, Philip J. Hirschkop, a Virginia civil rights lawyer, has kept his original file from Loving v. Virginia, the case that led to the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing interracial marriages in Virginia and 15 other states.

A film, “Loving,” which opened in theaters last month, tells the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the mixed-race couple who were arrested in 1958 after they defied Virginia’s miscegenation laws. A judge banished them from the state, threatening to imprison them if they returned. Their love story became legendary.

Hirschkop and another attorney, Bernard Cohen, represented the Lovings during their legal fight.

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Sun Dec 11, 2016, 10:03 AM

1. A good guy. Here:


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Fri Dec 23, 2016, 12:57 PM

2. Thank you.

I did not know about this story or the movie.

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