The missing link...
Thurmond was known to be a segregationalist. Sharpton, a known civil rights activist, says the discovery is "shocking."
To quote Alanis Morrisette, "isn't it ironic? Don't you think?"
Additional Information/Related Links
- Washington Post: Sharpton's Ancestor was owned by Thurmond's - Includes possibly the least flattering picture of Reverend Al Sharpton...ever.
- CNN.com - Genealogists: Thurmond's family owned Sharpton's Kin [a la Associated Press]