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Dear Senator A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond

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ISBN-10: 0060761423

ISBN-13: 9780060761424

Edition: N/A

Authors: Essie Mae Washington-Williams, William Stadiem

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Breaking nearly eight decades of silence, Essie Mae WashingtonWilliams comes forward with a story of unique historical magnitude and incredible human drama. Her father, the late Strom Thurmond, was once the nation's leading voice for racial segregation (one of his signature political achievements was his 24hour filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957, done in the name of saving the South from "mongrelization"). Her mother, however, was a black teenager named Carrie Butler who worked as a maid on the Thurmond family's South Carolina plantation. Set against the explosively changing times of the civil rights movement, this poignant memoir recalls how she struggled with the…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814

Essie Mae Washington-Williams worked as a teacher in the Los Angeles school district for twenty-seven years. The mother of four children, grandmother of thirteen, and great-grandmother of four, she lives in Los Angeles.