Event

Created Equal Film & Scholar Series: "The Loving Story"

Friday, February 7, 2014, 4:30–6:30 pm
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 4:30pm

OMCA invites you to view and take part in a discussion about the film The Loving Story, the second installment of the Created Equal Film & Scholar Series. The series, which features film and discussion about civil rights, aims to assist educators to strengthen their instructional practice and to promote community dialogue on a continually relevant topic.

Presented in partnership with The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, the film vividly tells the dramatic story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s, and their landmark Supreme Court Case, Loving v. Virginia, that changed history.

Join the post-film conversation with UC Berkeley History Professor Mark Brilliant, author of The Color of America Has Changed: How Racial Diversity Shaped Civil Rights Reform in California, 1941-1978, will speak on California cases that provided a precedent for the Loving case.

This film will be presented in the Lecture Hall and is free with Museum admission. This program is held during Friday Nights @ OMCA.