I finally finished “Dear Senator” and it feels great. I’m Back! I would recommend this book to anyone. What a complex story of family this was and the beautiful grace of Essie Mae Washington-Williams was astounding.
I didn’t know much about Senator Thurmond but her book gives him a degree of humanity that I wasn’t expecting. She lived an amazing life and had a beautiful family.
Like so many books I read there are sometimes a catalyst that bring it to my attention. This time it was the sad passing of Mrs. Williams on February 4, 2013. She was 87 years-old. I’m glad that she finally got to tell the world her story and her relationship with her father. Her love and respect for the man who so few got to see really made me understand the secret she kept and why she kept it until after he had passed.
It’s worth the read if you get a chance.
p.s. I usually put links to more information when talking about people or places but I think for Mrs. Williams a link would be cold and to read her book would give you more a connection to the person she was and her legacy.