Documentary – The Loving Story: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 7–8:30 p.m., Room 25L (Downstairs in the duPont-Ball Library building; enter through the Nemec Courtyard.)
“Laws governing interracial sex and marriage followed the arrival of the British in North America in the seventeenth century and lasted for more than three centuries. These laws remained on the books in many states until 1967, when the United States Supreme Court found them unconstitutional in Loving v. Virginia, its only civil rights decision ever to appeal to fundamental principles of ‘vital personal rights.’ The 1967 case Loving v. Virginia was a suit brought by Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple, to overturn the 1924 Virginia act.”
This powerful and moving documentary is presented as part of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. A discussion on “Equality Under the Law” as it relates to the Civil Rights Movement will take place on Thursday, Feb. 13, and incorporate ideas and events from Slavery by Another Name and The Loving Story. Cultural credit is available, and the event is open to the public. Please e-mail Dr. Jason Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or visit the site stetson.edu/library/Created-Equal.