Investigating Identity

Posted in Articles, Arts, Media Archive, Passing, United States, Women on 2019-08-26 00:30Z by Steven

Investigating Identity

City Scene
Columbus, Ohio

Cindy Gaillard


Exploration of womanhood inspires painter

To this day, a family secret has shaped Jesse Chandler’s work.

Her mother, Carlene Bochino, was African-American, but passed for white. It was the early 1960s and the stakes were high.

The secret was so buried that rumors and whispers swirled around Chandler’s home life, but the truth was never clear.

“She looked like Lena Horne,” says Chandler. “I missed it. I don’t know how I missed it.”…

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Mingling of Races Becoming Too Common

Posted in Articles, Law, Media Archive, United States on 2013-02-24 04:53Z by Steven

Mingling of Races Becoming Too Common

Stark County Democrat
1902-02-18 (Weekly Edition)
page 3, columns 4-5
Source: Library of Congress: Chronicling America

Staff Correspondent

Ohio Legislator Will Introduce a New Law Against Miscegenation–More Canal Legislation Is Proposed

Columbus. Feb. 17.—A bill which will prevent miscegenation will shortly be introduced in the legislature by Representative Denune, of Franklin county. It is claimed that marriages of this kind are entirely too prevalent in Ohio and as the present law does not restrict the practice, according to the view of the author, the propagation of a race of moral degenerates is threatened.

One per cent of the marriages in Ohio during the past year were between whites and blacks, most of the white persons being women.

In no other city in Ohio is the marriage of whites and blacks more common that in Columbus.

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