CRHC Annual Meeting – Speaker Bernard S. Cohen

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September 16, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Central Rappahannock Regional Library Theater
915 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Central Rappahannock Heritage Center

Featuring guest speaker Bernard S. Cohen, attorney and Virginia legislator.

Members and guests are invited to the Heritage Center’s annual meeting. It will include a summary of the past year’s activities, the election of Board Directors and Officers, and speaker Bernard S. Cohen.

Mr. Cohen will speak about the steps leading to his arguing the Loving v. Virginia case before the U.S. Supreme Court. (The Heritage Center houses the Caroline County court records that began the legal action.) This case resulted in the judges’ unanimous ruling that Virginia’s law banning interracial marriages violated the Equal Protection Clause and Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Mr. Cohen will discuss other experiences in his legal and legislative career since that landmark case. A short question-and-period will follow.

The election of Board directors and officers will follow Mr. Cohen’s presentation. Only current members of the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center may vote.