Friday, March 01, 2013

Are You In A "Loving" Relationship?

HBO Documentary
Interview with The Lovings Documentary 
Director Nancy Buirski.

" sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love you.... "

The Lovings'
In 1958 Mildred and Richard traveled to Washington D.C. to marry and so comes the test of true love.  The Lovings were trying to evade the Virginia's Racial Integrity Act 1924, which made interacial marriage a crime.  Their legal battle would include court battle after court battle for until 1967.  They did not attend the oral arguments in Washington, but their lawyer, Bernard S. Cohen (also attorney Phillip J. Hirschkop), conveyed the message he had been given by Richard Loving to the court: "Mr. Cohen, tell the Court I love my wife, and it is just unfair that I can't live with her in Virginia."

 The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the convictions in a unanimous decision (dated June 12, 1967), dismissing the Commonwealth of Virginia's argument.  
So I ask are you in a 'Loving' relationship?  


Tamara Monique said...

What makes history so much more incredible than the "magic" of fiction writing, is that it's true. History is the gut of what cinema, theater, and best-selling books are made of.

I love this story. Nice post, thanks for sharing.*

Tamara Monique said...

History is the stuff that the best films, books, and plays are based off of.. you can make stories like this up, but what's better about the Loving story, is that it's TRUE.

I love their story. Nice post, thank you for sharing.*


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