This is the 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.
Tracey Owens Patton, PhD, a professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at the University of Wyoming will lead The Loving Story dialogue. Dr. Patton is the author of Gender, Whiteness, and Power in Rodeo: Breaking Away from the Ties of Sexism and Racism.
Created Equal is part of the Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, produced in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.