Saying Goodbye: A Look at Those Laid to Rest in 2013

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  • Ken Norton
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Essie Mae Washington

Essie Mae Washington-Williams, who was at the center of a media frenzy in 2003 after revealing she was Sen. Strom Thurmond's secret Black daughter, died of natural causes at the age of 87 on Feb. 4. Thurmond was a segregationist who supported the Jim Crow laws that racially divided the south.

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