What made Clarence King interesting is something I am toying with for a Historical Fiction book. At the time, it would have been controversial. Clarence King, who was very upper crust entered into a common law marriage with an African-American, born into slavery named Ada Copeland.
He only admitted he was white when he was on his deathbed. He told her, he was a light skinned African-American, who worked as a Pullman Porter. That’s how he was able to explain his absences.
I would rather stop here, and allow people to ask questions.
- Passing Stranger Than Fiction (blackwomendeservebetter.com)
- The Double Life of Dr. Clarence King (Part 1 of 3) (drvitelli.typepad.com)