Documentary & Discussion: The Loving Story
A Loving Story, a Created Equal film, will be show, with history professor Harvey Strum, Ph.D. and Timothy Taylor, JD, assistant professor of law and society, commenting and leading discussion. Panelists will include human services leader Gregory Owens and attorney Berthlynn Terry, JD. The event is part of The Sage Colleges celebration of Black History Month.
Date: Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Opalka Lecture Hall - Albany Campus
Sponsored by: History & Society Department
Contact: 244-2207, Student Life
For more information, visit: https://www.sage.edu/studentlife/black_history_month_2014/.
A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary set during the turbulent Civil Rights era.
In 1958, Mildred and Richard Loving were woken up in the middle of the night and arrested for violating a state law that banned marriage between people of different races. Together with two young, ambitious lawyers, their struggle for dignity and social justice culminated in a landmark Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia (1967) which overturned anti-miscegenation laws in the United States.
The Created Equal film series 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.