Beyond the movie, this moment in our history is one of many that ought not be forgotten, whether or not it's perceived as a convenient or comfortable time. It depicts the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia who were legally married on June 2, 1958, in Washington D.C. However, their marriage was considered to be illegal in their home state. Upon receiving an anonymous tip, the county sheriff and deputies raided their house in the middle of the night. They were told their marriage license was null and void under Virginia's 400-year-old anti-miscegenation laws, and were jailed.