Wednesday, June 07, 2017

More on Loving v. Virginia

On NPR's Fresh Air, Terry Gross interviews the author of a book about the appropriately named U.S. Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia, which was handed down 50 years ago this month and which struck down a Virginia law forbidding interracial marriages. 42 min, 57 sec, transcript available. The story has also recently been told in a film, Loving. June 12th, the day the decision was announced, has been designated as  Loving Day. There's even a special song to commemorate the occasion -- with a tutorial to help you play it on your own guitar.