In order to evade Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act, the pair had traveled to Washington, D. In 1963, they approached the American Civil Liberties Union to fight their case in court.
A year later, Marie-Claude died giving birth to their first child and Huang, heartbroken, followed her a year later.Rhinelander was a white socialite born into a prominent New York family.Jones was the biracial daughter of a working class couple.As a survivor of a shipwreck off the Yucatan coast, Gonzalo Guerrero found himself held captive by the Maya.Desperate to avoid being killed, he successfully sought to learn his captors’ language and customs.He was adopted by a French priest and later traveled to France with Bishop Artus de Lionne.
In France, he soon joined with a number of promising young French scholars to develop a Chinese-French dictionary.
Much of this work rested on the efforts of a remarkable young man named Arcadio Huang.
Born in a small town in China’s Fujian province, Huang’s Catholic parents were set on him becoming a priest.
Louis Gregory became a strong advocate for racial unity in both the United States as well as within the Bahá’í community; his most significant expression of the teachings of his faith come from his marriage.
Despite countless obstacles, the couple remained married for almost 40 years, until Louis Gregory’s death in 1951The marriage and divorce trial of Kip Rhinelander and Alice Jones brought the racial tensions of a nation to court, examining how a person is labeled as “colored” and “white” in legal terms.
As he gained acceptance into the culture, he taught Spanish combat tactics to the Maya, which are said to have allowed them to drive out the conquistadors.