Piper Dellums

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Piper Dellums is an author and the daughter of United States politician Ron Dellums.

Her story about a South African girl coming to live with her family in the 1970s titled "Simunye", was the basis for the Disney movie The Color of Friendship.[1][not in citation given] The film won an Emmy Award. In The Color of Friendship, the role of Piper Dellums was played by Shadia Simmons. Her brother Erik is an actor and voice actor.


  1. ^ Jeanne Spreier (30 January 2000). "Teens confront racism but find no easy answers". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 8 February 2011.