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On July 11, 1958, newlyweds Richard and Mildred Loving were asleep in bed when three armed police officers burst into the room.
The couple were hauled from their house and thrown into jail, where Mildred remained for several days, all for the crime of getting married.
With Bahá’í leader Abdu’l-Bahá declaring his staunch support for interracial marriages, Louis and Louisa were married in 1912 in New York, becoming the first interracial Bahá’í couple.
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.
He was adopted by a French priest and later traveled to France with Bishop Artus de Lionne.
In France, he soon joined with a number of promising young French scholars to develop a Chinese-French dictionary.