Created Equal Film Series: The Loving Story
Friday, February 14, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
A Special Black History Month Presentation for Schools and Community Groups
THE LOVING STORY
Recommended for grades 9-12. The film tells the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who were married in the District of Columbia, where such unions were legal, and who were arrested after they moved to Virginia, where interracial marriage was a crime. Their Supreme Court case resulted in the nation-wide invalidation of miscegenation laws.
Post-screening discussion with a special guest.
Schomburg Education is proud to join the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and hundreds of cultural institutions across the country in special programming series to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. As part of the NEH’s Bridging Culture initiative, Created Equal uses the power of documentary films to spark public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. The four films in the series tell the remarkable stories of individuals who have challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation.
To learn more, please visit createdequal.neh.gov
When & Where
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
Each Friday in February, we’ll spotlight a special item from the collection. This year, we're taking inspiration from our brand new exhibition, Motown: The Truth Is A Hit with a music theme. Learn fascinating Black History Month facts and be entered to win tickets to Motown: The Musical on Broadway! Sign up here
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