The Loving Story (2012) – In Honor of Loving day
This film examines the breakthrough 1968 Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision
invalidating anti-miscegenation laws.
In honor of Loving Day the Center will be screening the story of Mildred Jeter and Richard
Loving and their courageous fight for the recognition of their marriage, all the way to the
Supreme Court. The couple changed history when they returned home to Virginia where
interracial marriage was prohibited under the Integrity Act of 1924. The couple relocated to
Washington, DC when they were mandated to leave to their home in Virginia or face a prison sentence. This powerful story follows the family and their pursuit through state and federal courts to strike down the Virginia law. In 1967 the US Supreme Court heard the case making the landmark ruling that led to the overturning of miscegenation laws in fifteen states.
Film series is sponsored by the law firm of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.