Tonight! The Loving Story – Black History Month Film Series
Film Screening at 7pm
Multimedia Room (Lower Level) Refreshments served!
The Loving Story
Presented by Johanna Garvey, Black Studies
The 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. Directed by Nancy Buirski; produced by Nancy Buirski and Elisabeth Haviland James. A co-production of Augusta Films and HBO Films. Distributed by Icarus Films.
This film series is brought to you by the efforts of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library, faculty of the Black Studies department of Fairfield University, and the Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. The series is sponsored by Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle grant, an initiative of the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
All films are free and open to the public. Each film will be introduced by a faculty member of the Black Studies department, and discussion prompts will be provided by each speaker. Discussion will follow each film. Refreshments will be served.
Questions? Please contact Brooke Duffy, firstname.lastname@example.org