22 Whitewashed Historical Figures Most People Don’t Know Are Part Black

Race politics can be complicated and bi-racial people often find themselves on one side of the divide. Unsurprisingly, for the historical figures in this list that side tends to be the white one, with most people not even realizing these public personas are in fact mixed.


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22. Clark Gable

Clark Gable did not try to hide his black and Native-American heritage, although it wasn’t widely publicized either. When his Gone with the Wind costar Hattie was not permitted to attend the premiere in Atlanta, Georgia, he threatened to boycott it. When he saw “colored” and “white” bathrooms on the set, he refused to continue working until all of the cast were treated equally.
22 Whitewashed Historical Figures Most People Don't Know Are Part Black
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