Mildred and Richard Perry Loving.
Mildred and Richard Perry Loving are the couple who brought the landmark case for interracial marriage, Loving v. Virginia (1967) to the Supreme Court.

Throughout U.S. history the Supreme Court has played a crucial role in shaping the ideological identity of America. The court’s ruling today on President Obama’s health care reform law is yet another example of the court having a major impact on the lives of everyday people. From civil rights to affirmative action and now the future of the health care for American citizens — the Supreme Court routinely has stepped in to try to address issues that lay at the heart of where this country is heading. The slideshow above is a trip back through some of the most momentous cases in the court’s history that have helped shaped Black America.

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