Last Friday was Mildred Loving’s birthday. While we missed the actual day, that doesn’t mean we don’t want to salute a strong woman who helped shaped the rights of millions of families today. Mildred Loving fell in love with a man who at the time she was told was not allowed. Instead of sitting back and being told what to do, her and her soon to be husband took their lawsuit to the supreme court and eventually won. Not only did their case make it so their marriage was considered valid and legal, they opened the door for other mixed race couples.
We can’t wait to see the new movie in November, and salute Mildred in the strength and love she showed that still rings true today.
Check out the official trailer for Loving below:
From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.
Loving will open from Focus Features in theaters in select cities on November 4, and will expand across the country later in November.
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