As a survivor of a shipwreck off the Yucatan coast, Gonzalo Guerrero found himself held captive by the Maya.Desperate to avoid being killed, he successfully sought to learn his captors’ language and customs.The last law officially prohibiting interracial marriage was repealed in Alabama in 2000.While attending law school in England, Ruth met Sir Seretse Khama (then Prince Seretse Khama), the chief of the Bamangwato tribe, who became Botswana's first president in 1966.In 1713, Huang married a middle-class Parisian woman named Marie-Claude Regnier.There are very few records of marriages between Europeans and non-Europeans during this time period and many considered such relationships unthinkable.
On July 11, 1958, newlyweds Richard and Mildred Loving were asleep in bed when three armed police officers burst into the room.
Under his leadership, the country underwent significant economic and social progress, while Ruth was a politically active and influential First Lady.
But first they had to overcome the wave of bigotry brought about by their controversial marriage.
When Hernan Cortez arrived in the area, an attempt was made to retrieve Guerrero and one other survivor.
But Guerrero refused to leave, saying, “I am married and have three children, and they look on me as a Both Louis Gregory, an African American man and Louisa Mathews, a British woman were of the Bahá’í faith: a religion centered on unity.