The Loving Story film set to air this Valentine's on HBO
It may have been a long time coming but its finally here… The documentary film about the infamous interracial couple (Richard and Mildred Loving), "The Loving Story", is set to hit the airwaves on HBO this Valentine’s Day.
With a blend of raw archival footage and exclusive interviews with the couple’s family members and Lawyers, the film will relay the story of the Loving couple in a bid to reconstruct the civil rights battle that was, in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the 1960s and the landmark Loving vs. Virginia case that overthrew the U.S. ban on interracial marriage in 1967.
As the story goes, the film looks at the life and conditions that revolved around these childhood sweethearts who fell in love and dared to get hitched on June 12, 1958 in D.C. When they got to their home state in Virginia, it was rather unfortunate that such a couple with such a lovely name (Loving) had to endure arrest and a one year jail term because during that time, they were in violation of Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage. Luckily, their case made it to the US Supreme court and it’s thanks to the couple's fight against the miscegenation laws and the ruling passed in 1967 that today, its legal for interracial couples to get married in the US; you and I can freely date and marry whoever we want.
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To all interracial couples: This Valentine’s day, you truly have something to celebrate… Make a point of watching this documentary and let's hail this couple that made it all possible!
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