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Strom Thurmond's Illegitimate Mixed-Race Daughter

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Strom Thurmond's Illegitimate Mixed-Race Daughter

Strom Thurmond's Illegitimate Mixed-Race Daughter

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NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates about the recent revelation by Essie Mae Washington-Williams, a 78-year-old retired schoolteacher in Los Angeles, that she is the illegitimate child of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond and a black maid who had worked in the Thurmond family home.