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Strom Thurmond and Essie Mae

Jondm Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 8:34 AM
"the truth lives and breathes freely on its own". Were you ever honest with Strom about you, Armstrong? But have you ever been honest with ANYONE?

People die, but the truth lives and breathes freely on its own.

We now mourn the passing of 87-year old Essie Mae Washington-Williams, who in December 2003 confirmed one of the oldest rumors of Southern political folklore: that she was the mixed-race daughter of former US Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC).

Williams, whose mother worked as a maid in the Thurmond family home, was long rumored to be Thurmond's daughter. In 1968, Robert Sherrill alleged that Thurmond had fathered a mixed race child, and in 1972, the front page of a local South Carolina newspaper announced that Thurmond had fathered a "colored...