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There was a black passenger on the Titanic
Monday, July 30, 2018
Joseph Laroche was born on May 26, 1886, in Haiti. He was an educated engineer who studied in Paris. He was married to a white French woman named Juliette, and they with their two children were on the Titanic when it crashed into an iceberg in 1912. Laroche drowned like many others, but his family survived and arrived safely to New York City with others
 

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