10 People That Hid Their True Racial Identity

Chico Colon Meridan

Chico Colon Meridan is also known as Two Moon Meridas and started a career selling herbal health remedies after the 1914 flu epidemic. Meridan led people to believe that he was Pueblo Indian and his father was a well-known medicine man. However, his father was really Mexican.

George Herriman

George Herriman, the famed cartoonist, led people to believe that he was of Greek descent. However, he was of mixed race with African American and European heritage.