Richard Loving was a white man who was in some ways “passing” as black. As writer and scholar Arica Coleman wrote: “[Richard Loving] lived in a county that was less than 50% white. His father was the employee of one of the wealthiest “Negroes” in the county for nearly 25 years. Richard’s closet companions were black, including his drag-racing partners and Mildred’s older brothers.” Coleman explains that the Loving’s “are prime examples of the way such [racial] lines have long been blurred.”
Join us June 10, 2017 at the Mixed Remixed Festival at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown Los Angeles for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia. FREE!