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Saturday, December 13, 2003

Strom Thurmond's Mixed-Race Daughter?

Apparently segregationist-Democrat-turned-conservative-Republican Strom Thurmond fathered a mixed-race daughter more than three quarters of a century ago.
A 78-year-old retired Los Angeles schoolteacher said she is breaking a lifetime of silence to announce that she is the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of former U.S. senator James Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.), once the nation's leading segregationist. In an interview, the woman said that Thurmond privately acknowledged her as his daughter and provided financial support since 1941.

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