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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.
Great Book. I would recommend this book for anyone interested in insight about how "our peculiar institution" generations into the future resulted in some peculiar American... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bered
Excellent personal book that draws on the times and events of Ms.
Williams relationship with her father. I would recommend the book to my friends.
An intelligent understanding of how wrong the senator's postition was while at the same timer mixed with the love for a father.Published 4 months ago by David H Spencer
This book gave a good look at the social mores of the time. Ms. Washington-Williams was a lot kinder and more patient than one would expect under the circumstances. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bonnie Barker
I would recommend this book with the caveat that it is a "memoir" so is not objective. The book reminds the reader of race relations in the US, especially in SC and PA, in... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jean Ann
Having the benefit of hindsight portions of this story are hard to accept, not the Author being Senator Thurmond's biological daughter (through statutory rape of her underage... Read morePublished 5 months ago by The Great Gazoo
This was a great read. After learning of her recent passing, I wanted to learn more about Senator Strom Thurmond's African-American daughter, Ms. Essie May Washington.Published 6 months ago by Tramar94
Wonderful read....everyone should have it on their reading list! Couldn't put it down. American history within the annals of southern society.Published 6 months ago by Lynette R. Stuart
I finally broke down and bought "Dear Senator" from my local Half Price Books and I'm very glad I did. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jason Galbraith