Monday, February 26, 2007


Could Al Sharpton be related to Strom Thurmond? And furthermore, doesn't this sound like the setup to a really bad sitcom or buddy cop movie?

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Rev. Al Sharpton said he wants a DNA test to determine whether he is related to former segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond through his great-grandfather, a slave owned by an ancestor of the late senator...

...Professional genealogists, who work for, found that Sharpton's great-grandfather Coleman Sharpton was a slave owned by Julia Thurmond, whose grandfather was Strom Thurmond's great-great-grandfather. Coleman Sharpton was later freed...

And we already know that the Thurmond family tended to get busy with help now and again, don't we?

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