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Yahoo! shuts down Geocities

The end of an era... My ansi reviewing webzine, Operation Rescue, was first hosted on Geocities, if I recall correctly, before moving to neoncrayon.com.
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Mildred Loving, matriarch of interracial marriage, dies

(hat tip to [livejournal.com profile] schoolofsoul on [livejournal.com profile] debunkingwhite)

By DIONNE WALKER, Associated Press Writer
Mon May 5, 4:17 PM ET

Mildred Loving, a black woman whose challenge to Virginia's ban on interracial marriage led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling striking down such laws nationwide, has died, her daughter said Monday.

Peggy Fortune said Loving, 68, died Friday at her home in rural Milford. She did not disclose the cause of death.

"I want (people) to remember her as being strong and brave yet humble — and believed in love," Fortune told The Associated Press.


Loving and her white husband, Richard, changed history in 1967 when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld their right to marry. The ruling struck down laws banning racially mixed marriages in at least 17 states.
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