Essie Mae Washington-Williams, the biracial woman who revealed nine years ago she was the illegitimate daughter of former segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond, died Monday, her family's spokesman said. She was 87.<quoted text>
Strom Thurmond appointed Thomas Moss, an African American, to his staff in 1971, the first such appointment by a member of the South Carolinian congressional delegation.
In 1983, Strom Thurmond supported legislation to make the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. a federal holiday.
Now let's talk about Robert Byrd. But first I'd like to see the source and quote you ascribe to Thurmond.
Washington-Williams kept her father's identity secret until six months after Thurmond, a segregationist leader for decades, died in June 2003 at age 100.
Her Book is worth reading