On March 18, 1966, LIFE magazine published a feature under the quietly chilling headline, “The Crime of Being Married.” The article, illustrated with photographs by LIFE’s Grey Villet, told the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a married interracial couple battling Virginia’s anti-miscegenation laws.
National Museum of the American Indian
Comanche family, early 1900s~Within the fabric of American identity is woven a story that has long been invisible—the lives and experiences of people who share African American and Native American ancestry. African and Native peoples came together in the Americas. Over centuries, African Americans and Native Americans created shared histories, communities, families, and ways of life.
Bert Williams | Black Theater Series
Bert Williams (1875–1922) was the pre-eminent Black entertainer of his era & 1 of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. In an age when racial inequality & stereotyping were an accepted part of life, he became the 1st black American to take a lead role on Broadway, & did much to push back racial barriers during his career. Fellow vaudevillian W.C. Fields, described him as "the funniest man I ever saw—& the saddest man I ever knew.