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Bullied by whites, Nat King Cole fought back through music

Nat King Coles Son | ... , Nat King Cole fought back through music, says his daughter Natalie

Nat "King" Cole at home with his wife Maria in 1957. Their daughter Carol Cole once said that her mother “radically altered” her father’s style. She replaced his zoot suits with the classic, bespoke pieces that were to be his trademark. Photo: Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images.

L is for the way you look at me. O is for the only one I see. V is very, very extraordinary. E is even more than anyone that you adore can. Love is all that I can give to you. Love is more than just a game for two. Two in love can make it, Take my heart and please don’t break it. Love was made for me and you.

Nate King and Maria Cole get married, #Harlem. ("The Waldorf Astoria was Mrs. Cole’s first choice for both the wedding and the reception, but after they were refused for being black, other arrangements were made.")