Love rules! 47th Anniversary – Loving vs Virginia, June 12, 1967

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The Lovings – Mildred and Richard Loving

Let love rule.” Lenny Kravitz

This is the 47th Anniversary of the Supreme Court Case – Loving v Virginia.  That decision declared the ban on interracial marriage in the United States unconstitutional – Only certain people could love other people.

Today the fight continues for the freedom to marry who we love.

Let love rule!

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Ruby Dee, actress and civil rights activist dies at 91.

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October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014

Screen, stage legend Ruby Dee’s grace, talent and determination epitomized the significance of art and politics in the progress of our society.

Probably best known for her co-starring role in the film A Raisin in the Sun (1961) she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for American Gangster (2007) and the recipient of Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild Award and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.  She also received the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors.  She was married to actor Ossie Davis until his death in 2005.

Lorraine Hansberry – Playwright “A Raisin in the Sun” which highlights the lives of an African American family in racially segregated Chicago.