Columbia, South Carolina: Strom Thurmond's Modified Monument

After he died, the name of Strom's bi-racial daughter was chisled into its base.

Address:
Pendelton St., Columbia, SC
Directions:
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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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....

[06/28/2004] Complete News Story


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