Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case Summary
Powell, Patricia Hruby

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Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case Overview

Loving vs. Virginia, by Patricia Hruby Powell's, is set during the Civil Rights era in America. Set against a historically accurate background of prejudice and radical change on the social and legal fronts, the novel explores the lives of a white man and a black woman who married during a time when racially-mixed marriage was illegal in Virginia. The couple spends the first years of their marriage fighting a court battle while living far from family and friends in an effort to abide by the letter of the law. The main themes are the power of love, the effects of prejudice, and the importance of family.

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