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When he and Pitts married, the new couple was met with a firestorm of criticism within Washington society and the local press.
Their families weren’t much better; Douglass’ children felt betrayed and his daughter-in-law even sued him.
Their story: Soon after their marriage, George published a pamphlet in which he argued that “miscegenation” would cure racial problems in the United States.
He and Josephine – often remembered as an excessive stage mother – groomed their daughter Philippa to be a child prodigy in music as a way to prove that mixed-race children were strong offspring.
Pitts remarked, “Love came to me, and I was not afraid to marry the man I loved because of his color.” Douglass had a cheekier response to the controversy: “This proves I am impartial.
My first wife was the color of my mother and the second, the color of my father.” The couple were together for 11 years until Douglass’ death in 1895.
The couple, concerned about “sensational newspaper articles,” avoided public attention, Louis said.
Jean Lion was a Jewish French industrialist who was presumably responsible for one of the 15,000 marriage proposals that Baker claimed she received at this time in her life.Pitts, against the wishes of Douglass’ children, turned his home into a museum and created the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Jessie Walmisley Married: 1899 The couple: Coleridge-Taylor was a mixed-race (Sierra Leone Creole father and English mother) musical prodigy who attended the Royal College of Music.He’s remembered as the greatest black British composer and is sometimes called “the Black Mahler.” Jessie Walmisley was from a prosperous family. Their story: By the time the couple decided to marry, Coleridge-Taylor was 24 and had just premiered his masterwork “Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast.” The piece immediately made him an international superstar.Cameron, who married Johnson only months after Duryea’s suicide, stuck with Johnson for 12 years. There wasn’t anybody or anything that he feared.” Louisa and Louis George Gregory Married: 1912 The couple: Louis Gregory, the son of former South Carolina slaves, became an attorney at the U. Louisa Matthews was a white British woman also involved in the Baha’i faith.During that time, Johnson was repeatedly charged under the Mann Act, which made it illegal to cross state lines with a woman for “immoral purpose.” (The law was often used to harass consensual interracial couples.) He and Cameron fled the country and lived in exile, and Johnson eventually served time in federal prison. Pineau stayed with Johnson for 21 years until his death in 1946. Their story: Louis and Louisa met in Egypt while on a pilgrimage to the Middle East, where they met the Baha’i leader Abdu’l-Baha.