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Created Equal: America’s Civil rights Struggle
The Loving Story
North Shore Library
Film Screening Tuesday, November 19th 6 p.m.
Film Discussion Saturday November 23rd 1 p.m.
Discussion Led by Dr. Fran Kaplan of America’s Black Holocaust Museum
On June 2, 1958, a white man named Richard Loving and his part-black, part-Cherokee fiancée Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA ,to Washington, D.C., to be married. At the time, interracial marriage was illegal in 21 states, including Virginia. Back home two weeks later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of "miscegenation." Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings' case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the Lovings on June 12, 1967. This precedent-setting decision resulted in 16 states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage.
All films and discussions are free and open to the public
This series is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Please call the library at (414) 351-346
or stop by the Reference Desk to register.
If you require special accommodations, notify the
Library Director Richard Nelson at least 72 hours in advance.