Growing up, Saundra Henderson-Windom kept a big secret. She’s the child of an African-American soldier and a Korean woman, and was adopted, at age five, by an African-American couple in Compton California. Saundra told her daughter Ravi her story.
Saundra found out years later that her adoptive parents had told her not to mention Korea because they’d been trying to protect her from racism. This story first aired in 2010.
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