Gotta Watch This Trailer! “LOVING” A Jeff Nichols 2016 Film

loving_jeff_nicholsRichard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married…
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LOVING Movie Trailer (Jeff Nichols – 2016)
A Movie directed by Jeff Nichols
Cast : Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Michael Shannon
Release Date : November 4, 2016

LOVING Movie Trailer (Jeff Nichols – 2016)
© 2016 – Focus Features

 

 

 

 

 

loving_coupleMildred Jeter was born in 1939. She was of African and Rappahannock (Native American) descent.

Richard Loving was born in 1933. He was of Caucasian (white) descent.

Mildred and Richard were childhood sweethearts in Caroline County, Virginia. When they grew up, they decided to marry.

The marriage laws in Virginia said that no white person could marry a non-white person, so the Lovings were married in June, 1958 in Washington..

After they returned home, the local sheriff burst into their bedroom and arrested Mr. and Mrs. Loving.

To avoid going to jail, the couple had to leave Virginia.

The Loving’s moved to Washington, but in time were frustrated that they could not visit their families in Virginia.

in 1963, Mrs. Loving wrote the US Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy, who referred her case to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). The case was taken all the way to the US Supreme Court.

On June 12, 1967. the Supreme Court ruled that the laws forbidding inter-racial marriages were unconstitutional.

After the Supreme Court decision, Mr. and Mrs. Loving moved back to Virginia to raise their own three children.

Mildred and Richard Loving supported everyone’s right to marry.

In honor of the Loving’s, June 12th is known as Loving Day – a day to celebrate mixed-race marriages.