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lovethurmond3/010603 - Peron Wheeler, 50, from Chesapeake, Va., is demonstrating his support for Strom Thurmond outside the Russell Senate office building. He says that Strom is "no racist," as he visited Wheeler at his all black church in South Carolina in 1972 and then wrote him a letter prasing Wheeler's choir. Wheeler said that "blacks need to forgive white America for slavery" and to move on "things outside of this country."

lovethurmond3/010603 - Peron Wheeler, 50, from Chesapeake, Va., is demonstrating his support for Strom Thurmond outside the Russell Senate office building. He says that Strom is "no racist," as he visited Wheeler at his all black church in South Carolina in 1972 and then wrote him a letter prasing Wheeler's choir. Wheeler said that "blacks need to forgive white America for slavery" and to move on "things outside of this country."

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