Seems that Rachel Dolezal was far from the first who passed for black. America’s foremost Geologist and first director of the new US Geological Survey Clarence King in 1879. Right is Ada Copeland King, the former slave he married under the assumed name and identity of James Todd, a light-skinned black man. Only on his deathbed did King confess to his family that he was really Clarence King, a white man, not a light-skinned Pullman Porter.
Interracial Marriage in History 1 Sarah Gammon Bickford. I first learned about Sarah Gammon Bickford in 2008 while doing research on blacks in early Montana. Thanks to the Montana Historical Society, I found a wealth of information. Blacks have been there since the Antebellum period in the US. I was so happy for this find, I couldn’t wait to share it with Karyn Folan, Cherelyn Weeks Smith and a couple other swirling black women bloggers. I purchased the pictures putting them away for a future project. These images were the first ones that started off my collection of Vintage black woman IR couples album on my Facebook page. I started that page on April 16, 2010. Read on…..