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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.
This was a very well written book.
The love and respect shared between Senator Thurmond and Mrs. Washington-Williams mother was the stuff that forbidden love affairs are made of.
She simply tells her personal tale -- bears witness, if you will -- and in her simplicity, humanizes a strange and seldom-told story.
This was an easy read and put some light on the contradictions of the time.One could imagine the conflicts she faced being given monetary support and
Help,but longing for... Read more
Our ages being.just a few years apart cause us to share the same history and wedded ideas regarding race. Thanks again for. keeping it real ,Published 1 month ago by Jeanne Kimble
Senator Storm was the father of a love child who happens to be biracial .this secret was kept hidden until after the senators death .I enjoyed this book . Read morePublished 2 months ago by annie hill
I am an avid reader and I cannot remember being so compelled to write a review before. This book was none thing less then remarkable. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Howard A Brown
I choose this book because I somehow feel connected to Essie Mae Washington,as she is my cousin's family (Wanda Washington) this is a piece of American history that should be in... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book has been an eye-opener for me. It is difficult to imagine that the secret of Ms. Washington Williams' identity could have been kept a secret for so long! Read morePublished 4 months ago by C. E. Fisher
Strom Thurmond was such a controversial, contentious and such as anti-black figure when I was growing up. Read morePublished 5 months ago by grc0520
Not a Strom Thurmond fan (who was?), but his daughter's rendition of their lives as father and daughter was well-written and compelling. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cassia2014
I give this book 5 stars. I like reading stories about the south. This book gives you a history of the south as told by Mrs Essie Mae Washington Williams. Read morePublished 6 months ago by jody