Strom Thurmond & Al Sharpton

This story is kind of wacky.

NEW YORK (AP) – Genealogists have found that civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton is a descendent of a slave owned by relatives of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, a newspaper reported Sunday.

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  1. Dagny March 5, 2007 at 7:05 am

    That is just twisted.

  2. Mark February 26, 2007 at 5:09 am

    “Strom Thurmond, of South Carolina, was once considered a symbol of segregation. During his 1948 bid for president, he promised to preserve racial segregation. In 1957, he filibustered for more than 24 hours against a civil rights bill.

    But Thurmond was seen as softening his stance later in his long life.”

    Is that news to anybody else? Because it sure as hell is news to me.

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