When and Where is the Event?
The Loving story is very important to this country’s history of interracial marriage and we are excited to take a look back at the Lovings through Grey Villet's photography. Join Loving Day and Swirl for a collaborated event to see "The Loving Story" exhibit at the International Center of Photography. We will meet in the lobby of the ICP on February 25th at 3:00pm for a guided tour that will last about an hour. Then join us afterwards for refreshments at a nearby restaurant.
Advance tickets are required. Buy a ticket at our $8 group-rate (usually $12) here:
Location: International Center of Photography 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street New York, NY 10036
More about the exhibit from www.icp.org:
Forty-five years ago, sixteen states still prohibited interracial marriage. Then, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, a white man, and his wife, Mildred Loving, a woman of African American and Native American descent, who had been arrested for miscegenation nine years earlier in Virginia. The Lovings were not active in the Civil Rights movement but their tenacious legal battle to justify their marriage changed history when the Supreme Court unanimously declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation law - and all race-based marriage bans - unconstitutional. LIFE magazine photographer Grey Villet's intimate images were uncovered by director Nancy Buirski during the making of The Loving Story, a documentary debuting on February 14, 2012 on HBO. The exhibition, organized by Assistant Curator of Collections Erin Barnett, includes some 20 vintage prints loaned by the estate of Grey Villet and by the Loving family.