It was Bailey’s third marriage and Bellson’s first.Interracial couples were a rarity at the time, and even Bellson’s presence in the Ellington band raised some eyebrows.
He was born to a white mother and black father and was raised in the London suburb of Croydon.
At the age of just 23 he produced his most famous work; a musical called Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast.
This list includes individuals who didn’t let the prejudice of society make their decisions in life, and also paved the way for interracial couples in the future.
Note: Interracial marriage can convey a relationship between a Black and an Asian, a White and an Asian, a Hispanic and an Asian, a White and a Hispanic, etc.
Today, in many countries, interracial marriage is commonplace and most don’t even give it a second thought.