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Did you know there was a black Haitian man in the titanic, Joseph Laroche

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Did you know there was a black Haitian man in the titanic, Joseph Laroche

Yes there was. His name was Joseph Laroche. The Haitian man wh perished in Titanic came from a wealthy family in Haiti. Joseph Laroche studied engineering in France. He married Juliette, a white girl. Together Joseph Laroche and Juliette had a daughter Simonne. In 1910 the family gave birth to a premature girl, Louise, who had a lot of complications. Out of frustration from being discriminated, Joseph Laroche decided to leave France for his home country, Haiti. Joseph Laroche and family boarded the humongous Titanic on the evening of April 10, 1912, at Cherbourg, France.

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