2 comments on “Whitney – What’s In A Name?

  1. The truly mindblowing thing about Clarence King is that while still working as a celebrated geologist he also lived a double life married to an African-American former slave whom he had convinced that he was black.

    “King sustained his double life for thirteen years. He lived as the celebrated Clarence King — a man who traced his English ancestry back to signers of the Magna Carta — in his workplaces, in the homes of his friends, in his Manhattan clubs. But he was James Todd, the black workingman, when he went home to his wife and children in Brooklyn and later in Queens.”

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129250977

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