Centre’s civil rights documentary series concludes with “The Loving Story”

Posted by Centre News in Campus, News 06 Feb 2015

the_loving_storyThe Loving Story, the final video in Centre College’s “Created Equal” documentary series, will be shown this week both at the College and the Boyle County Public Library. The film, an Oscar-shortlist selection, tells the story of Richard Loving, a white man, and Mildred Loving, an African-American woman, who successfully challenged Virginia’s law banning interracial marriage in a landmark case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967.

The Loving Story will be shown in Centre’s Vahlkamp Theater on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m., and on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The Boyle County Public Library will present the video on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and at the same times on Wednesday, Feb. 11.

Public discussions of the video are scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ewen Room at the College’s Campus Center, and also at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15 in the Community Room of the Boyle County Public Library.

“Created Equal” is part of the Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, produced in partnership with the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in the United States.

View the complete schedule of Centre College’s “Created Equal” film screenings and related events.

Learn more about Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.