Secret Daughter is the autobiography of a mixed race daughter and the mother who gave her away. June Cross was born during the birth of the Civil Rights Movement to an aspiring white actress and a well-known black comic from the forties duo Stump and Stumpy. She attended Harvard in the 1970s, the heyday of black radicalism, and is currently a successful journalist, author and activist. Discussion led by Tameka Norris, an undergraduate in the UCLA department of art, an ArtsBridge and ArtsIN scholar, and a student educator at the Hammer Museum.
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