Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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.

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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