Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

26/2/2007

Al Sharpton’s ancestors were slaves owned by Strom Thurmond’s relatives

NEW YORK — 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.

The Daily News said professional genealogists, working at the newspaper’s behest, recently uncovered the ancestral ties between one of the nation’s best known black leaders and a man who was once a prominent defender of segregation. for more click here

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