Friday, April 11, 2008

Meeting David Wilson

There is a Documentary coming on MSNBC tonight at 9pm about the enduring legacy of slavery in today’s young black society.

David Wilson, a 28-year-old African-American journalist, journeys into his family’s past to find answers to America’s racial divide. Along the way he meets another David Wilson, the descendant of his family’s slave master. This discovery leads to a momentous encounter between these two men of the same name but whose ancestors were on the opposite sides of freedom. Through DNA testing, David determines his African roots and returns to his native land.

David Wilson is also the cousin of my co-workers and friends,James Ellis and
Lauren Ellis

Please watch this moving Documentary of a 28 year old man who goes from Newark to North Carolina, to Africa.

Further info can be found here

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