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  • WILLIAMS: Strom Thurmond and Essie Mae

    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 in Southern political folklore: She was the mixed-race daughter of former South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond.

  • ** FILE ** This Jan. 31, 2005, file photo shows Essie Mae Washington-Williams during a book signing in Washington. Washington-Williams, the daughter of one-time segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond who kept her parentage secret for more than 70 years to avoid damaging his political career, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. She was 87. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, file)

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  • South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore goal in next year’s elections is to flip almost all many state offices and councils to majority Republican control, completing a transformation that started nearly 50 years ago when Strom Thurmond went on statewide television and announced he was switching from a Democrat to a Republican.

  • He mentioned how proud he was that he was able to maintain a close relationship with Mrs. Williams.

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