He and his wife carried their sleeping daughters to the top deck so the three of them could board a lifeboat.Joseph died in the sinking of the Titanic and his body never recovered.In the heartwarminig photograph below, the Coleridge-Taylor's pose for a family portrait.Samuel was an English composer and conductor of mixed-race heritage who married an Englishwoman.
Jack Johnson and his wife Etta Terry Duryea, January 27, 1910.
They ended up travelling on the Titanic making Joseph the only known black passenger on the ill-fated voyage.
On April 14th, 1912 Joseph woke Juliette to tell her that the ship had an accident.
It wasn't until 1967 when Richard and Mildred Loving - a couple whose mixed-race marriage saw them exiled from their Virginia home - took their fight to the Supreme Court, that things changed.
The Supreme Court ruled that all laws prohibiting interracial marriage were illegal and ended all race-based legal restrictions in the United States.