Essie Mae Washington Williams, the long rumored African-American daughter of the late South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond.
Essie Mae Washington Williams, the long rumored African-American daughter of the late South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond. Erik Campos File photo/The State
Essie Mae Washington Williams, the long rumored African-American daughter of the late South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond. Erik Campos File photo/The State

Strom Thurmond’s longtime secret, revealed

January 20, 2016 06:00 AM