On the Heels of Rachel Dolezal, Comes This Strange Story
How Verda Byrd Learned She Was White After 70 Years
From the article:
Verda Byrd grew up in Newton, Kansas just like many other Black girls around the country. The daughter of Edwinna and Ray Wagner, a railroad porter, she lived a comfortable life with loving parents.
Eventually, Verda learned that Ray and Edwinna weren’t her biological parents. She was adopted in the 1940s. Still, she never doubted her status as a Black woman.
Like the person who wrote this story…I wonder what a DNA test would reveal. She looks bi-racial to me. It would be interesting to see pictures of her siblings. Then again, they may want to stay out of the spotlight. And who can blame them?