The Loving Story: Screening and Discussion


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Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Presents – The Loving Story

The Loving Story is the last film in a four-set series offered by the Center for Slavery and Justice at Brown marking the 50th anniversary Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. After a screening of the film, a discussion will be moderated by Africana Studies Prof. Francois Hamlin. Located in Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106 at 95 Cushing Street.

Film Summary: Mildred and Richard Loving knew it was technically illegal for them to live as a married couple in Virginia because she was of African American and Native American descent and he was white. But they never expected to be woken up in their bedroom and arrested one night in 1958. 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.

The Created Equal film set is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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