The Inconvenient Child

Sharyn Crystal appears on Midday with Kerri-Anne Sydney - 1996

In 1996, Sharyn Crystal was invited to appear on Midday with Kerri-Anne in Sydney. Sharyn Crystal - Singer Entertainer

In front of a live audience, she told of her life growing up in Australia, a black child in a white family and of the search for her African American father and its incredible outcome.

Midday with Kerri-Anne Kennerly was an Australian nationally televised show. Up to that day, Sharyn had only spoken with her new family over the phone and had exchanged photographs.

But Kerri-Anne had a surprise for Sharyn.

Watch the videos below and enjoy, as Sharyn takes Kerri-Anne and her audience on a journey through her early childhood, explaining her feelings of displacement and alienation. Then she tells of the discovery which changed her life.

To watch the videos below, press the white square and arrow, allow to load and enjoy!   Footage courtesy of Nine Network Australia.

After you have watched these three videos below, please click here on GORDON to watch Sharyn finally meet her family on the Gordon Elliott Show in New York!



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