The Whole Staircase: Films Celebrating 400 Years of African American History & Culture
The film Loving is being shown on National Loving Day in the Campus Library. Rated PG-13, it’s “The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.” All are welcome to this Free event!
400 Years of African American History is a “commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies, at Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619.” The commemoration is intended “to recognize and highlight the resilience and contributions of African-Americans since 1619, to acknowledge the impact that slavery and laws that enforced racial discrimination had on the United States, and to educate the public about the arrival of Africans in the United States, and the contributions of African-Americans to the United States.”
In recognition of this national commemoration, the SJR State Library is working with College departments and community friends to offer a year-long series of events which pay tribute to the rich history of African Americans as well as the impact African Americans have made throughout the nation and within our own communities.
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