News Video: Adoptee Raised as Black Discovers She is Actually White

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Denalee Chapman June 29, 2015
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What would you do if you lived many decades only to find out that you are a different race than you had been raised to believe? That happened to Verda Byrd. Adopted at birth by black parents, it wasn’t until she was 70 years old that she learned that her birth parents were both white.

Byrd said it was the search for her adoption records that led her to the truth. Her parents took the knowledge to their graves. Not that it’s made a difference into how Verda would live her life. But the shock, after seven decades of believing she was black, has made her hyper-critical of Rachel Dolezal.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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