Little Known Black History Fact: Essie Mae Washington-Williams

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    Essie Mae Washington-Williams, the lovechild of Senator Strom Thurmond and his former black maid, has passed away at age 87.

    Washington-Williams kept her father’s secret for 70 years.

    She revealed his identity after Thurmond died in 2003. The former South Carolina governor was a known segregationist and the longest serving senator in U.S. history.

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