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.

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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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