Shirley Temple Black, who was the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation's spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85.
It was a complete shock that we all learned today that she was a Black, and descended from a long line of Blacks.
This is a fact that was hidden her entire life. Upon news of her death, groups around the country began clamoring to include her as one of theirs.
The NAACP admitted her as an honorary member while BET has suspended all Tyler Perry programming, replacing it with classic Shirley Temple Black movies.
Schoolbooks are being rewritten for Black history month. The Shirley Temple story is being sandwiched between the George Washington Carver, and the Rosa Parks Chapters.
Aunt Jemima Syrup has stated it will do a limited run bottle in Shirley's likeness.
Superstar Pop singer Alicia Keyes had never heard of Shirley but when told that Shirley was a Black, she immediately asked to sing at her funeral.
Kim Kardashian wrote on her twitter "Shirley was the embodiment of everything I wish I was"
A press conference was held with Shirley's doctor today in Woodside California. He was asked how was it that Shirley lived to such a ripe old age. He stated that Shirley led a clean lifestyle and refrained from eating fried chicken unlike most Blacks, especially her great-grandfather Alexander Temple Black, who died from coronary heart disease at the age of 45.
Shirley is survived by her Black son and two Black daughters.