the5thlineproject

Day 823 April 3 2011

In 5th line on April 3, 2011 at 10:57 am

“He was away in Bone Valley, in the northeastern party of Nevada, hundreds of miles from Virginia City and the man he called his “brother.” ~~Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line by Martha A. Sandweiss by Martha A. Sandweiss

Clarence King was a scientist and explorer. And, he was white. He also lived as a black train porter who had a wife and five kids. Yup, it’s true.

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