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The Center for Civil and Human Rights is honored to host a FREE screening of LOVING on December 13, 2016. LOVING celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed in the film by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who fell in love and were married in 1958.

Immediately after the film,  join us for a panel discussion with:

  • Fredricka Whitfield, CNN
  • Ernie Suggs, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Andrea Young, Scholar in Residence at Georgia State University and Producer of “The Making of Atlanta”.
  • Adrienne White, VP of Finance at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc.
  • Cameron McAllister, Atlanta Film Society and Atlanta Film Festival

About Mildred and Richard Loving

The couple had grown up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C. While relatives made them feel welcome there, the more urban environment did not feel like home to them. Ultimately, the pull of their roots in Virginia would spur Mildred to try to find a way back.

Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry. Richard and Mildred returned home and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.
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