On November 13, they married. He was 84. She was 15.
Cassius Clay = pretty much the reason Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860, no big deal
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Cassius Marcellus Clay: Firebrand of Freedom * H. Edward Richardson
Wonderful addendum: The Five Most Badass Ways People Ever Escaped From Slavery–Cracked
and the genealogy:
Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr. (1912-1990) was a freed slave from Cassius’ household, who was named for his father’s former owner. (If I am incorrect in my details, please correct me with love. Don’t scare me, I’m a sweet, very pale girl living in Virginia. Don’t yell, and don’t fuss at Dave and Gareth. Cool? Cool. If I am wrong, I promise to write a separate entry all about my historical errors. Promise.) He married Odessa Grady (1933–1990). Cassius Sr.’s parents were Herman H. Clay and Edith E. Greathouse.
Cultural references from this episode:
Band names from this episode:
- Hickory Cane
- The Immortal
- The Lion of White Hall
- Mickey O’Stereotype