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Film Screening: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Date/Time:
Tue. Feb 11, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Laughlin Auditorium
Details:

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, and featuring Hepburn's niece Katharine Houghton. The film contains a (then rare) positive representation of the controversial subject of interracial marriage, which historically had been illegal in most states of the United States, and still was illegal in 17 states-mostly Southern states-until 12 June 1967, six months before the film was released, when anti-miscegenation laws were struck down by the Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia.

Contact:
Randall Phyall phyall@msmary.edu 301-447-5474
Sponsor:
Center for Student Diversity
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