She, along with her husband Melvyn Rosenman, a Jewish civil rights attorney, would become the first interracial couple to be legally married in the state of Mississippi.Though the marriage ended nine years later, Walker did give birth to daughter Rebecca in 1969 and started a phenomenal career that continues today.So it might come as a surprise that during one of the most racially tumultuous eras in American history Angelou married aspiring Greek musician Tosh Angelos in 1951.
Though the two got their co-habitating on, their relationship ultimately came to an end.
While this lovely lady is currently back on the market, we have no doubt that she will find one hell of a mate of any persuasion she chooses. Those two definitely had some chemistry., Alice Walker made a name for herself in a slightly different way.
We scoured the interwebs and our own treasure trove of celebrity knowledge to bring you 15 women who shocked us just a bit when they stepped out with white men.
African-American author, poet, feminist, producer, civil rights activist and overall amazing woman Maya Angelou has devoted much of her life to giving an honest look inside black culture, particularly from a female point of view.
We were on the fence about including stunning Haitian-American beauty Garcelle Beauvais on our list, largely due to the bougie character she played on TV (you, Fancy, huh).