Loving v. Virginia at the New-York Historical Society: A Fundraiser for the Center for Black Literature

Loving v. Virginia 

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.    Frederick Douglass Council Reception
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.    Public Program

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)

New York, NY 10024

Donation: $50

*Tickets go up to $65 on-site Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

*Contribution must be made to the Center for Black Literature directly to support CBL programming.

*For both N-YHS members and non-members: Contributions must be made to the
Center for Black Literature directly to support CBL programming.


Fifty years following its ruling, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia still resonates as one of the critical legal battles of the Civil Rights movement. Experts discuss how the Loving decision, which legalized interracial marriage throughout the country, constituted a win for equal protection under the law but also represented a missed opportunity for the nation’s highest court to produce a more lasting denunciation of white supremacy in America.

Featured participants: Dorothy E. Roberts is George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights at the University of Pennsylvania. Brent Staples (moderator) writes for The New York Times editorial board.

Advance reservation is required to guarantee seating.

To join the Frederick Douglass Council at the New-York Historical Society email: membership@nyhistory.org or call 212-485-9279.

If you have questions about attending or making a donation to this event, please contact the Center for Black Literature via e-mail at mlewis@mec.cuny.edu or call 718-804-8882.

The Center for Black Literature is grateful for the continuous support from the New-York Historical Society and we thank YOU for your contribution.


Checks are to be made out to “Medgar Evers College, CUNY” with a note “CBL Fundraiser”.  Please include your e-mail address and telephone number on your check or correspondence. They are to be mailed to:

Center for Black Literature
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225