Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Loving Story Documentary Film Screening--March 20 3-5pm

As part of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History/ National Endowment for the Humanities/ Library of Congress Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle Grant, the Marx Library will be screening the first of four documentaries: The Loving Story.

Movie Information from the NEH:

When Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in July 1958, in Virginia, for violating a state law that banned marriage between people of different races, such laws had been on the books in most states since the seventeenth century. But the Lovings never expected to be woken up in their bedroom in the middle of the night and arrested. The documentary brings to life the Lovings' marriage and the legal battle that followed through little-known filmed interviews and photographs shot for Life magazine.

For more information about the documentary click here. 

The screening will be in the Marx Library Auditorium, Thursday March 20 from 3-5 p.m.

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