LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 78-year-old retired schoolteacher is coming forward after years of silence to claim she is the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond. Essie Mae Washington-Williams, who lives in Los Angeles, had long been rumored to be the daughter of the one-time segregationist, who died June 26 at the age of 100. She is coming forward now at the urging and encouragement of her children. 

Williams told The Washington Post that Thurmond privately acknowledged her as his daughter and had provided financial support since 1941. The Post first reported her claims on its Web site Saturday...

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Do you think Essie Mae Washington-Williams is the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of former segregationalist Strom Thurmond?
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 78-year-old retired schoolteacher is coming forward after years of silence to claim she is the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond. Essie Mae Washington-Williams, who lives in Los Angeles, had long been rumored to be the daughter of the one-time segregationist, who died June 26 at the age of 100. She is coming forward now at the urging and encouragement of her children.

Williams told The Washington Post that Thurmond privately acknowledged her as his daughter and had provided financial support since 1941. The Post first reported her claims on its Web site Saturday...

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18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/16/03 - 8:32:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/15/04 - 2:10:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm jsut amazed that he could be THAT hypocritical.
It's one thing to be such a racist that you don't think you can coexist w/ other racists.
but to then take advantage of them and impregnate them and then deny them basic human rights?
I'm just amazed she never came out before he died to point out his hypocrisy!!
18 yrs ago - Friday 5/21/04 - 2:32:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
If she came out before he died to point out his hypocrisy, the gravy train may have stopped for her.
18 yrs ago - Friday 5/21/04 - 3:11:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
I thought Strom Thurmond was queer.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/2/04 - 10:53:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, she is.
And Strom was an ugly, old, saggy, racist man-blob.
Oh, and he was a douchebag too.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/12/04 - 3:49:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
He was more horrible than I had previously thought. To think that he stood up for racism and segregation when he had fathered a child to a black woman. He also never acknowledged her when he was alive.

Sad and horrible!

17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/2/05 - 6:01:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hey - a simple DNA test will prove or disprove his paternity... why debate it?
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 2/25/07 - 1:04:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Bwahahaha ... Al Sharpton's relatives were slaves of Strom Thurmond's relatives. That is so funny - I don't know if I'd say it was 'chilling' though, Al is being a little overdramatic there. It talks about how Thurmond was very much a racist, until later in his life when he softened his stance. I wonder at what timeline in there he had his black daughter?

Report: Family ties Sharpton to Thurmond




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