The Loving Story — Panel Discussion

11167654_800Africana Studies, Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, Humanities Forum
Tuesday, February 11 | 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies, the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Co-sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities.

The Loving Story, a documentary film, is a moving account of Richard and Mildred Loving, who were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage. Their struggle culminated in the 1967 landmark Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia. The film was directed by Nancy Buirski and produced by Nancy Buirski and Elisabeth Haviland James.

The panel discussion will be led by Dr. Claudrena N. Harold, an associate professor of History at the University of Virginia, and co-director of the short film Sugarcoated Arsenic. She specializes in African American history, black cultural politics and labor history, and is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South (2007), which chronicles the history of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association from the perspective of black women and men living below the Mason-Dixon Line.

A screening of the film will precede on Monday, February 10. Click here for additional information.

Admission to this event is free.

This discussion is sponsored in part by the The Created Equal Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which encourages public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. The Created Equal Program is part of the NEH Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

View HBO’s official trailer for the film:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h62ZBiHNJoM&w=560&h=315]

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