Because of the Rhinelanders’ high position in society, their marriage was listed in the Headlines immediately blared the news of the marriage.Kip’s family quickly followed this with a demand that he divorce his wife, and he eventually succumbed to their will.
While attending law school in England, Ruth met Sir Seretse Khama (then Prince Seretse Khama), the chief of the Bamangwato tribe, who became Botswana's first president in 1966.
Under his leadership, the country underwent significant economic and social progress, while Ruth was a For eight years they lived as exiles in England, until the Bamangwato sent a personal cable to the Queen in protest.
Louis Gregory became a strong advocate for racial unity in both the United States as well as within the Bahá’í community; his most significant expression of the teachings of his faith come from his marriage.
Despite countless obstacles, the couple remained married for almost 40 years, until Louis Gregory’s death in 1951The marriage and divorce trial of Kip Rhinelander and Alice Jones brought the racial tensions of a nation to court, examining how a person is labeled as “colored” and “white” in legal terms.
Much of this work rested on the efforts of a remarkable young man named Arcadio Huang.