Thurmonds accept love child claim

Thurmonds accept love child claim
BBC News

The late US Senator Strom Thurmond’s family has accepted a mixed race woman’s claim that she is his daughter. Retired schoolteacher Essie Mae Washington-Williams said her mother was a black maid working for the Thurmond family in South Carolina in the 1920s.

“We have no reason to believe Ms Williams was not telling the truth,” Thurmond’s eldest son said.

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