In 1967, Richard Loving and his wife Mildred successfully defeated Virginia's ban on interracial marriage via a famed Supreme Court ruling that had nationwide implications. Their story is the subject of the 2016 film 'Loving.'
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called leading Confederate general Robert E. Lee an “honorable man” and said the Civil War was caused by “lack of compromise.” Kelly was asked about a Virginia church’s decision to remove plaques honoring Lee.
William Rehnquist was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon in 1971. He was elevated to the post of chief justice by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. He remained chief justice until his death in 2005.