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A Shocking Family Secret Revealed My Adoptive Grandfather Was a KKK Member

Lisa Marie Simmons was adopted at age 8 by a white woman and a black man. As a young girl, Lisa struggled with self-identity because she had never been introduced to black stories or black authors. However, she was surrounded by love and had a special connection with her grandfather. Later in life, Lisa began to learn more about black culture and realized that the KKK had a powerful hold in Colorado. The biggest discovery of all however, was that her adoptive grandfather was a member. She stops by our “Family Secrets” episode with her aunt Amanda Buchanan to reflect on the shocking family secret and life after.

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