Thurmond's Daughter Offers an Example of Progress When Essie Mae Washington-Williams revealed that she was the daughter of Sen. Strom Thurmond and a black servant, commentator John McWhorter saw her as a triumph of human spirit. But he found that not everyone felt the way he did when the truth was revealed.
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Thurmond's Daughter Offers an Example of Progress

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Thurmond's Daughter Offers an Example of Progress

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When Essie Mae Washington-Williams revealed that she was the daughter of Sen. Strom Thurmond and a black servant, commentator John McWhorter saw her as a triumph of human spirit. But he found that not everyone felt the way he did when the truth was revealed.