Final Film in Series that Marks 150th Anniversary
of the Emancipation Proclamation
“The Loving Story” is a moving account of Richard
and Mildred Loving, who were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s ban on
interracial marriage. Their struggle culminated in a landmark Supreme Court
decision, Loving v. Virginia (1967) which overturned
anti-miscegenation laws in the United States.
“The purpose of this series is to encourage
communities throughout the nation to reflect on the ideals of freedom, equality
and citizenship,” said Milagro Hernandez, Library Events and Exhibits
Hernandez was among the team, including Annabel Treviño,
University Librarian, Joel Chirinos, Reference and Instruction Librarian and
Ezequiel Melgoza, Periodicals and ILL Librarian, that worked to receive the NEH
“This grant will impact the university by educating
students on the importance of race in the creation of American democracy,” said
Chirinos. “It will also show the power of individuals to effect change and
illustrate the historical contexts in which Americans have struggled with ideas
of freedom, equality and citizenship.”
The “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle”
project was developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities to mark the
150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Parking is across University Boulevard. Refreshments
will be served.