Sunday, February 25, 2007

Reparations! Al Sharpton's Ancestors Were "Owned" By Strom Thurmond's Family
AP Story:
NEW YORK — Geneaologists 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.

According to the newspaper, the genealogists found documents establishing 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.

Well, if that doesn't beat all. That old southern cracker, pride of Trent Lott's eyes, defender of all things segregationist was a descendent of slaveholders who kept Al Sharpton's family in bondage. I find this extremely ironic. Hopefully Sharpton sues for Chez Racist Lunatic in court (and court tv covers it).