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.
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?
- The Double Life of Dr. Clarence King (Part 1 of 3) (drvitelli.typepad.com)
- The Double Life of Dr. Clarence King (Part 3 of 3) (drvitelli.typepad.com)
- The Double Life of Dr. Clarence King (Part 2 of 3) (drvitelli.typepad.com)