Dear Senator

Dear Senator

A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond

Book - 2006
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The illegitimate daughter of the late Senator Strom Thurmond breaks her lifelong silence. Her father, the longtime senator from South Carolina, was once the nation's leading voice for racial segregation; he mounted a filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 -- in the name of saving the South from "mongrelization." Her mother was Carrie Butler, a black teenager who worked as a maid on the Thurmond family's South Carolina plantation. The memoir reveals a brave young woman who struggled with the discrepancy between the father she knew -- financially generous, supportive of her education, even affectionate -- and the old Southern politician who refused to acknowledge their relationship in public.
Publisher: New York : Regan Books, 2006.
Edition: 1st pbk ed.
ISBN: 9780060761424
Branch Call Number: 973.9092 Was
Characteristics: 223 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Stadiem, William


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Jul 25, 2013

Essie Mae's story compels readers to reflect on the nature and complexity of race relations in our history and country plus the complications of family.


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