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The Loving Story

The Loving Story will be screened Tuesday, October 21, from 6-8 p.m. at the Ron Robinson Theater. A community discussion led by UALR History Department professor Barclay Key, Ph.D., will follow.

Mildred and Richard Loving knew it was technically illegal for them to live as a married couple in Virginia because she was of African American and Native American descent and he was white. But they never expected to be woken up in their bedroom and arrested one night in 1958. The documentary brings to life the Lovings’ marriage and the legal battle that followed through little-known filmed interviews and photographs shot for Life magazine.rsvpDVD_loving

RSVP NOW to see The Loving Story and other films featured in the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Series.

The Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle film series is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and presented by the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture.


 

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