February 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Closed so our reading rooms can be open on George Washington Day. Reading rooms and lobby open on Monday, February 18.

The Loving Story: A Documentary Film by Nancy Buirski
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall, Free

The Loving Story, winner of the prestigious John E. O'Connor Film Prize from the American Historical Association, tells the dramatic story of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who were denied the right to live together in Virginia in the 1950s. The film not only explores their landmark Supreme Court case but also the current state of interracial marriage and tolerance in the United States. It is the definitive account of Loving v. Virginia—the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage. The Loving Story was co-produced by HBO Documentary Films and directed by Nancy Buirski. This program complements the Library's latest exhibition, You Have No Right: Law and Justice in Virginia. Style Weekly is the media sponsor for programming for You Have No Right: Law and Justice in Virginia.

"Books on Broad" featuring Jabeen Akhtar
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: The Virginia Shop

Jabeen Akhtar will discuss and sign Welcome to Americastan, her quirky, refreshingly candid debut novel. With effervescent humor and wit she turns every stereotype of Muslim Americans on its head. Light refreshments (wine and cheese) will be served (5:30–6:00 PM), followed by author talk (6:00–6:45 PM), and book signing (6:45–7:30 PM).

The 2013 Symposium – Person of the Year: 1863
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM–4:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall, Fee, $35 for Museum of the Confederacy members and Library donors, $50 for nonmembers (includes boxed lunch).

What person or group most influenced events in 1863? This question will be the charge given to the speakers—and to the audience—at the 2013 symposium. Edward L. Ayers, Kent Masterson Brown, Joseph T. Glatthaar, Thomas Sebrell, and Jennifer Weber will nominate candidates for "Person of the Year: 1863" in their lectures and the audience will get to vote on the winner at the all-day event. To register online, go to www.moc.org.

You Have No Right: Law and Justice
Monday, September 24, 2012—Saturday, May 18, 2013
Place: Exhibition Hall, Free

Using Virginia cases—and the stories of the people behind them—You Have No Right: Law and Justice will demonstrate how the law affects individuals directly and how people have used the law to achieve political and social goals. Using original records and electronic resources to convey the themes of human rights, citizenship, and the rule of law in a lively and engaging presentation, visitors will explore questions about citizenship, marriage rights, eminent domain, and why prosecutors have to prove guilt and defense lawyers don't have to prove innocence.

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