The Loving Story Showing Feb. 10

Jan. 28, 2014 - by Katy Ward

MNU Film Series on Civil Rights in America

 
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The public is invited to a free screening of the film The Loving Story followed by a scholarly discussion, Feb. 10, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Bell Cultural Events Center on the MNU Campus, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, Kan. The film will be shown in its entirety and discussion will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Hornor, MNU assistant professor of history. The event is part of MNU’s film series highlighting the history of civil rights in America to be shown in various Metro locations Jan. through April.

The Loving Story is an HBO documentary that brings to life the 1967 Supreme Court decision (Loving v. Virginia) abolishing miscegenation (interracial marriage) laws, and tells the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, who married in 1958 despite anti-miscegenation laws in Virginia.

MNU’s film series is a part of Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Created Equal uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion surrounding America’s civil rights history. MNU is showing the powerful documentaries, The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders and The Loving Story, which include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all. MNU is one of only 473 institutions across the country awarded a set of the films. NEH has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to develop programmatic and support materials for the screening sites.

“These films chronicle the long and sometimes violent effort to achieve the rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence—life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—for all Americans,” said Project Director Bruce Flanders, Director, Mabee Library and Learning Commons.

The Created Equal film set is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

For more information about the event and the entire series, visit www.mnu.edu/created-equal, or call (913) 971-3485.

Dr HornorDiscussion Leader

Dr. Elizabeth Hornor is assistant professor of history at MidAmerica Nazarene University. Dr. Hornor holds a PhD in history from Stony Brook University. She has been a faculty member at Suffolk County Community College, Stony Brook University and MNU. Well versed in American History, Dr. Hornor has presented on a number of American history topics from the 1700’s and is the recipient of the following awards and fellowships:

2009 David Library Fellowship, David Library of the American Revolution, Washington Crossing, Pa.

2008 Robert L. Middlekauf Fellowship, The Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.

2008 Hugh Cleland Award for Innovative Teaching, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y.

2004 Gardiner Fellowship, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y.

 

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