[quote]NEW YORK – The Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday it was the “most shocking” news of his life to learn he was a descendant of a slave owned by relatives of Strom Thurmond, the late senator who once led the segregationist South.
“I couldn’t describe the emotions that I’ve had over the last two or three days thinking about this,” the civil-rights leader said in a solemn address to reporters at a news conference. “Everything from anger and outrage to reflection, and to some pride and glory.”[/quote]
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They discovered that Sharpton’s great-grandfather, Coleman Sharpton, was a slave owned by Julia Thurmond, whose grandfather was Strom Thurmond’s great-great-grandfather.[/quote]
Well, hell, they had to be owned by SOMEBODY right?
My Grandma had her genealogy done and found that her side of family came from England!