Race Champion Dies
Posted by Exile on May 6, 2008
I saw this headline on the Timesonline webside and thought, “Oh, Nikki Lauda? Sterling Moss?” I don’t really follow racing much so my knowledge of who drove what and won is rather limited. As it turns out I am completely on the wrong track (no pun intended) on this one. I went on to read what should have been an obituary:
Race champion dies
Richmond. Mildred Loving, 68, a black woman whose challenge to Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage led, in 1967, to a landmark Supreme Court ruling, has died. She married her white husband in 1958 and later said: “It was God’s work.” (AP)
I don’t know what to be more ashamed of. My own ignorance, or the Times’ headline.