Re: The 'Loving Decision' Conference - 2007
- Wow. It's almost hard to believe that interracial marriage was
illegal just 40 years ago. From what I've heard, though, before
the Loving decision people found ways to get around the law.
For instance, a few years ago, I met an African-American woman in
her sixties who'd been married to a White man for over 40 years.
She said that when they got married they told the judge that the
prospective groom was 'high yellow', meaning "light-skinned black".
This wasn't true; he was White. But the judge believed
them (or pretended to believe them; maybe he was
sympathetic) and the two got married despite the law.
[Loving Decision Conference]
The Next 40 Years of
June 21-24, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois
The 40th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia
(1967), the US Supreme Court's decision
to legalize interracial marriage, will be
marked with an international conference.
For the first time in U.S. history,
this event wishes to bring together
not only "interracial" couples,
and "transracial" adoptees, it also
intends to unite policy makers, educators,
students, and advocacy organizations
at the Loving Decision Conference 2007:
The Next 40 Years of Multiracial Communities.
Coordinator: Jungmiwha "Jummy" Bullock
Assistant Coordinator: Harold Gates
Phone: 818.230.2285 / Fax: 818.956.2120
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--- which contains the most up-to-date
news releases on the Conference activities.
Source: http://www.lovingconference com