The film follows the friendship shared between Mahree Bok (a Caucasian young woman living in apartheid South Africa) and Piper Dellums (a black young woman living in Washington, D.C.). — Piper Dellums - 2019.

Which is pretty cool.

Ron Dellums' daughter Piper wrote a short story called "Simunye" in which the movie was partly based off of, writing about a girl named Carrie, who came from South Africa to stay with them. And the Dellums lost touch with her after she returned to South Africa.

In 1977, Piper Dellums (Shadia Simmons) is a black girl who lives in Washington, D.C. with her father, Congressman Ron Dellums (Carl Lumbly), an outspoken opponent of the South African apartheid system and the oppression of black South Africans, her mother Roscoe Dellums (Penny Johnson), and two younger twin brothers, Brandon (Anthony Burnett) and Erik (Travis Davis). I teach 6th grade. About Piper Dellums. There have been rumors that she 1. never existed and was part of a fiction piece from the Dellum's daughter 2. existed (her real name was Carrie) and was never heard from again or 3. picking up from 2 was beaten and murdered at the age of 16. Piper Dellums, daughter of black congressman Ron Dellums, awaits the arrival of a South African exchange student who, to her surprise, is a white Afrikaans girl named Mahree. Reblog.

Oh my gosh, I just found out that this was based on a true story. No one knows what happened to her, but it's speculated that she was probably killed at the age of 16 due to her activist role. CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT KIND OF IMPACT PIPER MAKES W/HER SPEECHES? There a quite a few stories as to what happened to Carrie.

Her real name was Carrie and the Dellums family lost touch with her. I always thought it was just a made up Disney movie. We found out that the young South African was actually named Carrie and was much older than portrayed in the movie. disneyedit the color of friendship shadia simmons lindsey huan mahree bok piper dellums dcog.

No one really knows what happened to her. She was 17 close to 18 years old. One being that she was beaten …

Anyway. The real Mahree's name was Carrie. Keynote & Inspirational Speaker | Author | Activist | Advocate | Survivor. Plot. The Color of Friendship explored the different ways racism was expressed in South Africa versus America, and how it impacted both Mahree as a white South African, and … I AM. It was called Simunye. 5,123 notes. She actually gave a telephone Q & A with my class. There was a Disney movie (The Color of Friendship) adapted from a short story Piper Dellums wrote about her childhood when a white South African girl named Carrie ("Mahree Bok" in the story) came to foster with her family during a foreign exchange thing.The story and movie are set around 1977. So I was watching The Color of Friendship again because it’s a great movie (still holds up for the most part) and I wasn’t aware it was a true story!

Piper Dellums is a powerful inspirational speaker with over 20 years of experience; speaking at social and political activists’ conferences and events, women’s prisons, women's rights and empowerment conferences, myriad synagogues, churches, schools, and human rights forums all over the United States, Belarus, American Samoa, Europe, and South, East and West Africa.

In the story she speculates that Carrie(Mahree) could have been killed due to her activist role against the apartheid. And The Color of Friendship didn’t shy away from the truth about racism.

Piper Dellums is a public and inspirational speaker, host, advocate, author, survivor, and drama, arts and writing therapist specializing in issues of aging, child, domestic and sexual violence, abuse, addiction and trauma.