Tuesday, January 24, 2012

ABA Journal - Nancy Buirski/The Loving Story

"For most lawyers, the U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia is a familiar one. The 1967 decision struck down Virginia’s antimiscegenation statute, which prohibited and criminalized interracial marriage. Now a documentary film is bringing to light the story of the people behind the seminal civil rights decision... Filmmaker Nancy Buirski says she became interested in making The Loving Story after reading Mildred Loving’s obituary in the New York Times after her death in 2008... Buirski, for her part, says the documentary has unusual relevance today with the debate over marriage equality and the racially blended society in which we now live."

- A True Love Story: Documentary Looks at Couple Behind Famous Civil Rights Case, ABA Journal

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