Black People : Black Family on the Titanic!!!

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  1. Kemetstry

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    :lol: Obviously, he was nowhere near. Because if he was, then he would have been blamed

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    CORRECTION....

    'What Happened to the only BLACK MAN(Haitian), His WHITE WIFE and his BI-RACIAL Children on the Titanic':


    http://www.haitianinternet.com/articles.php/428
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    "....Laroche left Haiti to study engineering in Beauvais, France. Several years later, while visiting nearby Villejuif, he met Juliette Lafargue......

    ....Simonne, was born a year into the marriage, and their second daughter, Louise, was prematurely the following year and was sickly.....

    ....The family's plan to travel to Haiti was hastened, however, by the news that Juliette Laroche was pregnant once again.......

    ...Despite the pandemonium around him, he managed somehow to load his wife and daughters, possibly into lifeboat No. 14, which launched the port side at around 1:00 a.m.......

    ...Juliette Laroche and her children received medical attention at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York, where she met philanthropist Hugh Kelly, who provided the family with money, clothes, food and shelter.

    Poor and pregnant, Juliette Laroche decided to return to France to live with her father. A week before Christmas 1912, Joseph Lemercier Laroche Jr. entered the world, bearing a striking resemblance to his handsome father......

    ....In 1918, six years after the death of her husband, the White Star Line awarded Juliette Laroche 150,000 francs, about $22,119 in 1918 and approximately $254,374 today. She took her settlement and opened a fabric-dyeing business in a room of the family's small home....

    .....Neither daughter ever married, had children, or left France. Daughter Louise worked as a clerk in the Justice Department for most of her life, while her sister Simonne cared for their mother who was by this time paralyzed on the right side. The son, who never knew the desperate final moments on the Titanic, enjoyed a very rewarding life, surrounded by the undying love of his sisters and mother. In 1945, he married Claudine, a co-worker at the France Electrical Company. The couple had two sons and a daughter, and once again, the Laroche bloodline was flowing in France, if not in Haiti.

    In 1973, Juliette Laroche suffered yet another sudden loss, this time her daughter and caretaker Simonne. Seven years later, in 1980, Juliette Laroche died, 68 years after the death of her husband. Haunted in death, as in life, by the events of the Titanic, Juliette Laroche was buried in a grave bearing a tombstone which reads: "Juliette Laroche, 1889-1980, wife of Joseph Laroche, lost at sea RMS Titanic, April 15th, 1912."

    Joseph Laroche Jr. died in 1987, but his wife Claudine and his sister Louise lived together in the family home until January 1998, when Louise died. Reportedly, the Laroche grandchildren, who live in Paris, have held steadfast to the family tradition of not discussing the Titanic disaster.

    There is no evidence that the grandchildren ever traveled to Haiti, which suggests that they have assimilated completely into European culture, and that Joseph Phillippe Lamercier Laroche's secret and his proud Haitian heritage are buried at the bottom of the sea with the scattered remains of the Titanic."
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1077/is_8_55/ai_62685041/pg_4/?tag=content;col1
     
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    And that's the way it was.....



















     
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    Yes, that's how it was.

    I got the photo from another site, but the paragraphs came from the same article you posted, which was several pages long. :cool:
     
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    But still a good read





















     
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