Guest Host: Steve Roberts

Just over a year ago, long-standing rumors were confirmed when Essie Mae Washington-Williams first spoke up publicly about the fact that she was the daughter of the late South Carolina politician Strom Thurmond, and an African-American woman who’d been a servant in the Thurmond family home. Ms. Washington-Williams explains why she kept this secret for decades — and why she is speaking out now.


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