In Virginia, it was illegal for whites to be married or be seen with any other colored person, but no matter how many times they were told they couldn't be together Richard and Mildred didn't want to be apart.
They decided to go to washington and get married because in virgina it wasnt allowed and they loved each other and didn't want the law to come between them.
The press and everyone was so interested in their case photographers, news casts and interviewers came to ask them questions and were getting lots of attention from their case.
After many warnings to the loving family to not see eachother or come in the country together Mildred was arrested and put in jail.
After everything that had happened, a lawyer was interested by their case and took their case to the supreme court where they won and were allowed to be together without the fear of getting arrested again.
After the court was in their favor, the family could finally be happy and show everyone their beautiful family.