On February 26th at 6:30P.M. the National Endowment for the Humanities, in cooperation with NYU’s Washington DC Campus, will screen the documentary The Loving Story at the Abramson Family Auditorium (1307 L Street, NW). The screening is part of NYU Washington DC’s celebration of Black History Month and NEH’s Created Equal initiative. There will be a 6 p.m. reception preceding the film. After the film, we will have a panel discussion featuring Bob Bauer, the former White House General Counsel, and Phil Hirschkop, the Lovings’ lawyer, who will discuss the Loving case’s impact on marriage law today. Space is limited, so attendees must register here: http://www.nyu.edu/rsvp/event.php?e_id=4711. The event is free to attend.
The Loving Story explores the story behind the landmark Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia and the marriage of Mildred and Richard Loving. The film features little known film interviews and photographs shot for Life Magazine.