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A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era. Long Way Home: The... See full summary »

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Himself - Virginia Governor, 1958 (archive footage) (as J. Lindsay Almond Jr.)
Edward L. Ayers ...
Himself - Historian and President, University of Richmond (as Edward Ayers)
Leon M. Bazile ...
Himself - Caroline County Circuit Court (archive footage) (as Judge Leon M. Bazile)
Hugo Black ...
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William Brennan ...
Himself - Associate Justice (archive footage)
David Brinkley ...
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Tom Clark ...
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Bernard S. Cohen ...
Himself - ACLU Attorney (archive footage) (archive sound)
Caitlin Congdon ...
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William O. Douglas ...
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Ken Edwards ...
Himself - Caroline County Deputy Sheriff (as Kenneth Edwards)
Abe Fortas ...
Himself - Associate Justice (archive footage)
Raymond Green ...
Himself - Richard's Best Friend
John M. Harlan II ...
Himself - Associate Justice (archive footage)
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A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era. Long Way Home: The Loving Story is a story of love and the struggle for dignity set against a backdrop of historic anti-miscegenation sentiments in the U.S. The Lovings, an interracial couple, fell in love and married at a critical time in American history, and, because of a confluence of social and political turmoil our reluctant heroes bring about change where previously no one else could. They are paired with two young and ambitious lawyers who are driven to pave the way for Civil Rights and social justice through an historic Supreme Court ruling, changing the country's story forever. Written by Anonymous

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Loving v. Virginia has been cited in every "same sex marriage" or "marriage equality" case brought on behalf of gay people wishing to receive marriage licenses from the states in which they live, or to overturn state "marriage is only between a man and a woman" laws in many states of the United States. On June 12, 2007, Mildred Loving made a statement on the 40th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision, in which, among other things, she said that she was proud that their names were "...on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That's what Loving, and loving, are all about." See more »

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(uncredited man on street in archive footage): Some of my best friends are niggers, if I got in to trouble, I think th... the niggers would come to me as quick as anybody else in the world. I'll give you a little instance, I was standing down on the street with a gentleman from another city last Saturday, and I recon that fifteen or twenty negros passed, and I spoke to 'em "Good morning John, how you gettin' along?" "Very well thank you Mr. Wall, gettin' on fine." And that went on for fifteen or twenty uh negros in less than fifteen minutes...
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Moving Documentary About the Wills of Two Brave (and Eponymously Named) Souls Who Helped Change American Life
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This documentary is about the 1967 landmark U.S. Supreme Court case striking down anti-miscegenation statutes as unenforceable under the Fourteenth Amendment.

I read about Loving v. Virginia in law school and marveled at the bravery of the couple in question (a white man and black woman) who were prosecuted for leaving their home state of Virginia to marry in D.C. and then returning to Virginia where they were harassed by law enforcement and ultimately prosecuted as felons for miscegenation.

The documentary (which consists almost entirely of contemporaneous black and white footage) offers (and needs) little narration as the Lovings and their attorneys describe the events that led to the historical legal ruling.

While interracial marriage attracts little notice in most populous areas of America today, at the time the Lovings were prosecuted (1958) 21 states had anti-miscegenation statutes on their books. (Indeed, notwithstanding the 1967 decision, the last state to repeal its anti-miscegenation law was Alabama in 2000.) I saw the film at the Tribeca Film Festival tonight and as a wonderful bonus, the Lovings' youngest child, Peggy Loving Fortune, appeared and shared her personal feelings and recollections. (Her parents are deceased; Mrs. Mildred Jeter Loving died of pneumonia in 2008, and Mr. Richard Loving died in a automobile accident in 1975.) The film was made in part by HBO, so perhaps HBO will air it at some point.


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