Melting Pot Celebrates Loving Day-BW/WM | Loving Day

Melting Pot Celebrates Loving Day-BW/WM

When and Where is the Celebration?

Date and Time: 
06/12/2011 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
Stone Mountain Park-
Address Line 1: 
West Gate Stone Mountain, GA 30088
City: 
Stone Mountain
State (if you are in the U.S.A): 
Georgia
Country: 
United States

Celebration Details

Ticket or RSVP Requirements: 
RSVP requested
Phone: 
404-483-5036

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 interĀ­racial 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/.