When and Where is the Celebration?
Melting Pot Celebrates Loving Day
Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 2:00PM
It's hot & sunny and a perfect time to celebrate 'Loving Day' outdoors!
Loving Day Celebrates Love that Knows No Racial Bounds
On JUNE 12TH Melting Pot of Atlanta and many people around the world will celebrate the 1967 decision to legalize interracial marriage.
This is a family affair event, so bring your children and let's make this important date a day to remember.
***Stay tuned for more details for this fun & exciting event.***
Love was complicated for Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s. The pair was arrested for eloping, but rather than separate, they fled to Washington, D.C., where interracial marriage was legal. Their case eventually made it to the Supreme Court; the resulting ruling in Loving v. Virginia made it illegal for a state to enforce laws banning interracial marriage.Graphic designer Ken Tanabe created Loving Day (lovingday.org) in 2004, after stumbling across online information about the Loving case. People around the world now celebrate Loving Day on June 12, the anniversary of the 1967 decision.
See the full event details, including location, at http://www.meetup.com/MELTINGPOTOFATLANTA/events/20070841/.