'Created Equal: The Loving Story'
Through little-known filmed interviews and photographs shot for Life magazine, this film tells the story of Mildred and Richard Loving. Virginia police woke them up in their bedroom in the middle of the night and arrested them for being an interracial couple. Professor Tonya Brito of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School will will show selected excerpts from the film and moderate a post-screening discussion.
This is the second in a series of four films the Society is hosting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer and the 1964 passage of the Civil Rights Act. The third film in the series, 'Freedom Riders,' will be shown on Tuesday, March 25.
The National Endowment for the Humanities, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Bridging Cultures initiative have generously underwritten the "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggles" film series.