Marilyn W. Thompson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, December 16, 2003; 3:00 PM
After decades of denials, the family of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) acknowledged yesterday a claim made by a 78-year-old Los Angeles schoolteacher that she is the senator’s mixed-race daughter, a charge that had dogged her throughout her otherwise quiet life and shadowed Thurmond during his public career as a leading voice of racial segregation.
Washington Post staff writer Marilyn W. Thompson, who has been reporting on Thurmond for over two decades and is the author of “Ol’ Strom: An Unauthorized Biography of Strom Thurmond,” will be online Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. ET, to field questions and comments about the late Senator and his now acknowledged daughter.