A racially charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this 2007 documentary film about Mildred and Richard Loving.
On Thursday, January 9, at 7 p.m. watch a free screening at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Attorney Phil Hirschkop (who pled the case in front of the US Supreme Court)  will discuss the film. (77 minutes.)
The marriage of Mildred (who was part African American black and part Native American) and Richard (who was white) was declared illegal in 1958 by their home state of Virginia. They refused to leave one another and, with the help of the ACLU, pursued their right to happiness.
Their case reached the Supreme Court, which in 1967 struck down laws against interracial marriage in this country. With newly discovered footage of the Lovings and their lawyers, first-person testimony, and rare documentary photographs, this film takes us behind the scenes of the legal challenges and the emotional turmoil of the landmark case.

A racially charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this 2007 documentary film about Mildred and Richard Loving.

On Thursday, January 9, at 7 p.m. watch a free screening at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Attorney Phil Hirschkop (who pled the case in front of the US Supreme Court)  will discuss the film. (77 minutes.)

The marriage of Mildred (who was part African American black and part Native American) and Richard (who was white) was declared illegal in 1958 by their home state of Virginia. They refused to leave one another and, with the help of the ACLU, pursued their right to happiness.

Their case reached the Supreme Court, which in 1967 struck down laws against interracial marriage in this country. With newly discovered footage of the Lovings and their lawyers, first-person testimony, and rare documentary photographs, this film takes us behind the scenes of the legal challenges and the emotional turmoil of the landmark case.

In the middle of the Civil War, General Grant ordered the expulsion of all Jews from the territory under his command. This action had a ripple effect on Grant’s political career, the burgeoning Jewish-American community, and the stage of the American political process. Jonathan Sarna discusses this notorious anti-Jewish order and his new book When General Grant Expelled the Jews this Thursday at 7 p.m.

In the middle of the Civil War, General Grant ordered the expulsion of all Jews from the territory under his command. This action had a ripple effect on Grant’s political career, the burgeoning Jewish-American community, and the stage of the American political process. Jonathan Sarna discusses this notorious anti-Jewish order and his new book When General Grant Expelled the Jews this Thursday at 7 p.m.