Vintage interracial love: Barmaid married to Detroit's rich man

Posted by Sidney, 16 Mar 15

Theirs was Detroit's most discussed interracial marriage. The pretty African-American barmaid Alberta Sheffield made headlines in the early 1950s because of her marriage to one of the wealthiest Detroit's White men, Michigan automotive industry millionaire Ernest O. Briggs.

Before meeting Alberta, Ernest was thought to be a playboy who blew money on pretty women.

News about their wedding broke a week before their honeymoon and photographers hounded them, taking several pictures of their honeymoon. Their union is truly fascinating...

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