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?


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Posted June 25, 2015 by Sue Says in category In the News

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