Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Loving Story: Freedom and Equality in America

A couple marries.  It seems an ordinary event, one to celebrate. But in this instance it was fraught with fear.  It led to their arrest.  It unfolded in legal battles, all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Virginia in 1958 was a very different place than it is today.  State law banned the marriage between persons of different races.   Mildred and Richard Loving's story is powerful and personal.  Preview this clip from The Loving Story.

Please join us for a screening and discussion of this 2011 documentary, facilitated by Dr. Brian Domino., on Thursday February 13, 2014 in CCC 142 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.  It promises to be a memorable evening with you there.  Free and open to the public.

Created Equal: American's Civil Rights Struggle is part of the Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, produced in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  This is the first of four 2014 Created Equal programs to be held in Middletown, hosted by the Gardner-Harvey Library.

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