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Essie Mae Washington-Williams

In 2003 the retired L.A. schoolteacher unburdened herself of a secret: She, a black woman, was the daughter of Sen. Strom Thurmond, the legendary South Carolina politician who had built a career as a champion of segregation. She was 87. Full obituary Notable deaths of 2012Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times