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New Documentary Tells Loving Story of Interracial Marriage

Friday, April 22, 2011

In 1958, a Virginia couple named Mildred and Richard Loving married each other, only to be arrested shortly thereafter in middle of the night. Their crime: breaking the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, which criminalized marriages between white and non-white persons. Mildred was of African and Native American descent. Richard was of European descent. The Lovings initially pled guilty to the charges, but eventually fought back with a series of lawsuits that culminated in the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia. In 1967, the court ruled unanimously in their favor, proclaiming that laws criminalizing interracial marriage violated the Fourteenth Amendment.

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Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Richard Hays, and Linda Loving — Passover and Easter [remix]

Thursday, April 08, 2004

In the coinciding seasons of Passover and Easter, two world religions celebrate their core stories in ritual and worship. Each of these sacred holidays is based on a key biblical story of suffering and deliverance.The Christian Holy Week commemorates

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Parker Palmer, Phyllis Tickle, Linda Loving, Ingrid Mattson, Barry Cytron, and Tom Faulkner — The Spiritual Fallout of 9/11 [remix]

Thursday, September 05, 2002

In this program, we delve into uncomfortable religious and moral questions that the September 2001 terrorist attacks raised—questions of meaning that Americans have only begun to ponder one year later.This hour also features the riveting first-person

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Where Was God? [remix]

Saturday, September 22, 2001

Great religious minds reflect on tragedies surrounding September 11, 2001. As America moves beyond raw emotion and religious sentiment, this program explores theological and spiritual reflection for the long haul. A gathering of provocative reflections ac

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