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By Zach Tirone

GENRE: Biography, Drama

“Strom” is the true story of Senator Strom Thurmond, who while being a radical opponent of civil rights, fathers an African American daughter and maintains a secret relationship with her throughout his quest for the Presidency.


“Strom” chronicles the relationship the Senator had with his secret daughter, Essie Mae, who was born to an African American house servant and 21 year old Strom Thurmond. Coming out of the racist deep South in the early 20th century, Thurmond’s political platform becomes paradoxically segregationist and anti civil rights. Throughout his political career as a Governor and a United States Senator, Essie is at the center of one of the greatest political secrets, that if exposed, could shatter her father’s political ambition on the national stage. Culminating in the groundbreaking year of 1968, “Strom” presents the question of what defines a family when opposing beliefs and innate values are at the core?


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Barry A.A. Dillinger

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