On July 11, 1958, newlyweds Richard and Mildred Loving were asleep in bed when three armed police officers burst into the room.
As he gained acceptance into the culture, he taught Spanish combat tactics to the Maya, which are said to have allowed them to drive out the conquistadors.
Guerrero himself became a highly respected figure in Mayan society, marrying a princess named Zazil Ha and being given the temples of Ichpaatún, north of Chetumal.
The two met in 1911 on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in Egypt.
Their love for one another was not received well by the general public, especially in the United States, where racism was still very much the norm.
Rhinelander was a white socialite born into a prominent New York family.
Jones was the biracial daughter of a working class couple.Nevertheless, Marie-Claude’s parents reportedly gave their blessing for the union, and while the couple soon found themselves in financial difficulties, the marriage seems to have been a happy one.A year later, Marie-Claude died giving birth to their first child and Huang, heartbroken, followed her a year later.As a survivor of a shipwreck off the Yucatan coast, Gonzalo Guerrero found himself held captive by the Maya.Desperate to avoid being killed, he successfully sought to learn his captors’ language and customs.Much of this work rested on the efforts of a remarkable young man named Arcadio Huang.