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Love On Trial: An American Scandal In Black and White

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Love On Trial: An American Scandal In Black and White

Love On Trial: An American Scandal In Black and White

Love On Trial: An American Scandal In Black and White

Only Available in Archive Formats.

GUESTS: Earl Lewis and Heidi Ardizzone Co-authors, Love On Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White (Norton, 2001) In the nineteen-twenties America became facinated by an unusual love story. Leonard Rhinelander, a high society man married Alice Jones. But did he know that Alice was black? A court would later decide whether Alice Jones fooled Leonard Rhinelander. Join guest host Madeleine Brand for a look at love on trial.

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