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Los Angeles Public Library
in collaboration with
National Endowment for the Humanities and the
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History proudly presents the program series

Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

To mark the150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, Los Angeles Public Library will host a new program series developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history.

 

Events

February 13, 2016 10:00AM to 11:30AM

On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and his fiancee Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA, to Washington, D.C. to be married. Later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation. Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor on June 12, 1967 and resulted in sixteen states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage.

Part of a series called "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle," which is co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. For more information, visit the National Endowment for the Humanities Created Equal site http://createdequal.neh.gov/films/loving-story and the HBO documentary website http://lovingfilm.com/

Presented by the Social Sciences Department. An African American Heritage Month Event. 

February 13, 2016 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Join Baldwin Hills Library in celebrating African American Heritage Month and Valentine's Day with an afternoon of all ages activities centered around the documentary film, "The Loving Story."

"The Loving Story"  narrates the lives of Mildred and Richard Loving and their fight for the recognition of their interracial marriage, from the night of their arrest for the "crime" of being married to someone of a different race, all the way to their victory in the Supreme Court.

1 p.m. All ages Valentine's craft and a group reading of the wonderful children's story "The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage" by Selina Alko

2 p.m. Film Viewing

3:30 p.m. Film Discussion and Refreshments

This documentary is part of Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, a powerful film set produced with NEH support. Each film tells remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation.
 
Please call 323-733-1196 with any questions and for additional details.
February 16, 2016 12:00PM to 1:30PM

On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and his fiancee Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA, to Washington, D.C. to be married. Later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation. Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor on June 12, 1967 and resulted in sixteen states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage.

Part of a series called "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle," which is co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. For more information, visit the National Endowment for the Humanities Created Equal site http://createdequal.neh.gov/films/loving-story and the HBO documentary website http://lovingfilm.com/

Presented by the Social Sciences Department. An African American Heritage Month Event. 

March 12, 2016 10:00AM to 11:30AM

On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and his fiancee Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA, to Washington, D.C. to be married. Later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation. Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor on June 12, 1967 and resulted in sixteen states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage.

Part of a series called "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle," which is co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. For more information, visit the National Endowment for the Humanities Created Equal site http://createdequal.neh.gov/films/loving-story and the HBO documentary website http://lovingfilm.com/

Presented by the Social Sciences Department. An African American Heritage Month Event. 

Free admission to all events.

The "Created Equal" film set and public programs have been made possible by a major 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.

For more information about the series, please visit: www.createdequal.neh.gov.

    

 

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