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Strom Thurmond Monument.

Dead senator's biracial daughter's name to be added to his monument

South Carolina's Governor Mark Sanford has approved a bill that will append Strom Thurmond's monument in Columbia with the name of his long-secret, mixed-race daughter. It was quite the revelation in 2003, when venerable 100-year old Thurmond finally departed, and a woman stepped forward to claim she was his daughter by way of his union with a teenage housekeeper in the 1920s. Essie Mae Washington-Williams' claim was true. Now her name will be forever displayed on the monument to the unrepentant segregationist.

Pendelton St., Columbia, SC
Downtown, in front of the State Capitol, facing Pendelton St. between Assembly and Sumter Sts. Two blocks south of US 1/76. (Gervais St.)
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