The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Monday, December 22, 2003
Not more Thurmond family miscegenation?
I tripped over the story in the Wilmington Journal (December 22):
It explains that
Edgefield was the home of Strom Thurmond and his father, James E. ''Snip'' Thurmond, and, according to AFRO reporter Douglas Hall, Edgefield was the home to several other Thurmonds, many of whom were Black.
The reporter back in 1948 summed up thus:
Whether this cornucopia of less-than-lily-white Thurmonds is such a drug on the market as to affect the bidding for the Essie Mae book, miniseries, merchandising and what-not, I have no idea.
It is, however, surprising that it's taken quite this long for the story of the extra Thurmonds to surface.
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