How ironic is it that my most recent post was about inter-racial couples in our immediate and extended family. Today's New York Times (magazine section) ran a short photo essay/article about the Lovings. Why today?
In January, the International Center of Photography is mounting a show of Grey Villet’s photographs of the couple in 1965. That exhibit is complemented by an HBO documentary, ‘‘The Loving Story,’’ directed by Nancy Buirski, which will be shown on HBO on Feb. 14. The film tells of the Lovings’ struggle to return home after living in exile in Washington, where Mildred, gentle in person but persistent on paper, wrote pleading letters to Robert F. Kennedy and the A.C.L.U.
I've written about the Lovings before. Check out the black & white photos at the New York Times. Awesome.