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The Only Black & Haitian Man on Titanic


The only passenger of known African ancestry who died on the Titanic, 
was born on May 26, 1889 in Cap Haiten, Haiti." []
[Photo taken in 1912, Public Domain, Wikipedia]

Joseph Phillipe Lemercier Laroche

“Haitian Descendant of Joseph Laroche “Only Black & Haitian Man on Titanic” Speak Out,"
Luni on, July 2, 2014.

Hughes, Zondra. "What Happened to the Only Black Family on the TITANIC?”
Ebony Magazine, June 2000, Vol.LV, No. 8, pgs. 148-154.

Joseph Phillipe Lemercier Laroche – Wikipedia

Kent, W. Mae. “Joseph Phillipe Lemercier Laroche.”

Mr. Joseph Philippe Lemercier Laroche. Encyclopedia Titanica

Trice, Dawn Turner. “Black passengers add another facet to Titanic story A
twice-overlooked passenger has local ties.” Chicago Tribune, April 10, 2012

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