ESSIE MAE WASHINGTON SPEAKS TO MEDIA REGARDING CLAIM OF BEING STROM THURMONDS DAUGHTER.

 
ESSIE MAE WASHINGTON SPEAKS TO MEDIA REGARDING CLAIM OF BEING STROM THURMONDS DAUGHTER.
Essie Mae Washington-Williams (L), assisted by attorney Frank Wheaton, addresses the media concerning her claim to be the daughter of late U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, at a press conference in Columbia, South Carolina on December 17, 2003. REUTERS/Tami Chappell