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Loving Day Cambridge 2017

The city of Cambridge, MA, is hosting a celebration this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the landmark civil rights case that struck down anti-miscegenation laws and legalized interracial marriage (yes, that happened only fifty years ago!). Follow this link for the calendar of free events — including a special kid-friendly program on Sunday morning called “Love Has No Color.” This link provides information on the history of Loving Day and about celebrations around the world.

And don’t forget to read! Here’s Selina Alko and Sean Qualls’s picture book biography The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage and Patricia Hruby Powell‘s young adult “documentary novel” in verse Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case. (You probably already know, there’s also a movie. 🙂 )

For more about social justice and activism, visit The Horn Book’s Making a Difference page.

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Elissa Gershowitz About Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is executive editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She is a current member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee.

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