When and Where is the Celebration?
June 12 is National Loving Day!
Fifty years ago, Mildred Loving, an African American woman, and her white husband, Richard Loving, won the case that made interracial marriages legal throughout the United States. Mildred had been jailed in her Virginia hometown for marrying her high school sweetheart and wrote to Bobby Kennedy to ask for his help. Thus began the Supreme Court case that used the 14th Amendment to stop criminalizing interracial marriages.
As we prepare for The Loving Event at PAVAA Gallery on June 12, we are reflecting on the courage of passionate groups and individuals that have brought positive change to our world. In a time of extreme intolerance and fear, Mildred and Richard Loving were two such people; their love was stronger than any adversity they encountered, and they helped pave the way for racial equality and progress.
On June 12, Theatre for Transformation will join with hundreds of other groups around the country who are honoring the Lovings and the right to love who you love. Please join us!
This is a family-friendly event, and kids under 18 are free!