Clarence King, Ada Copeland Todd. More Details.


Bouncing this off a friend to see if this can be made into a play.  An interracial relationship, long before a prominent person could do this publically.

For thirteen years, Clarence King, led a double life.  A descendent of an old Newport, Rhode Island family, Yale graduate, explorer and geologist.

He meets an African-American woman, who was born a slave in West Point, Georgia in 1860.   They fell in love, but he led a life of duplicity to maintain his image and fame.

Marrying Ada Copeland, was a major risk.  She didn’t even know his real name, until he wrote her a letter on his deathbed.  Can you imagine the letter?  I love you, but I’ve been lying to you.  By the way, I am white.  This was in 1901.  Try placing yourself in the United States, in the New York City of that era.

What happens to his friends, who see it as they have to cover this up?  What do you think of the protagonists in this?

 

 

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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