Student Group to Host a Civil Rights Potluck Picnic on June 14.

The Minority Law Caucus, a student group at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, is hosting a public picnic to celebrate a pair of landmark civil rights achievements – the ending of slavery with adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment and a U.S. Supreme Court case striking all state laws banning interracial marriage.

The “Loving Day and Juneteenth” Potluck Picnic – to be held from 2 till 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2008 in Mill Creek Canyon Park – is supported by the College of Law, Utah Minority Bar Association; the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah; and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Salt Lake Branch.

On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state laws banning interracial marriage, in a case brought by Mildred and Richard Loving against the state of Virginia (Loving v. Virginia, 388 US 1).