Russell Wilson with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at The Richmond Forum August 13, 2019 Tags:African American history, and, finding your roots, genealogy, henry louis gates, russell wilson, rva, seahawks, the, wcve, you Related Posts Genealogy News Episode 102 Orphan Girl Takes a DNA Test! A Transmissible RNA pathway in Honey Bees About The Author John Henderson 100 Comments DURI-KYI HICKS ob February 23, 2017 Reply Sr Brt whoa! HenryGatesJr, way to deliver the academic research. That was super phenomenal. 2nd Quarterback of AfricanAmerican descent to win SuperBowl… only 1 distinction that demonstrates the outstanding achievements of Wilson. March 16, 2017 Reply Carlotta ChildofAhayah Despite his lineage his nationality is a Israelite March 21, 2017 Reply Jane Kusen I have always been a fan and followed the stories of Dr. Gates on his program for years, he and his team are some of the foundations of helping individuals come to terms with the prejudices and misunderstandings that we have been working to keep at bay and striving against ignorant thinkers. The power of knowledge is not just knowing but giving ignorance an option for ourselves and others to overcome and make a turn around. The best way for this is a united brotherhood and this team highlights the fact. Thank you and I'll look forward with anticipation for more sessions. April 6, 2017 Reply Alexandermovies This is absolutely fascinating 👍 April 9, 2017 Reply loiba Excellent show, fascinating research. May 14, 2017 Reply Abigail Jimenez what a nice guy! May 30, 2017 Reply Theresa Colton I so wish I could have this done and have a book like this with the color charts. I'm stuck in my research and spinning my wheels. June 3, 2017 Reply Deborah Yisrael Please try to educate yourselves before it is too late… We are NOT Africans, we are Israelites. Africans come from Ham, we African Americans and Caribbean blacks come from Shem; two totally different peoples. We originated from the land of Israel and we fled into Africa in 70 A.D. to escape Roman persecution. We lived in Africa amongst the Africans for 1500 years. Later on, the Africans SOLD us into slavery because they KNEW that we weren't their people. (It must be noted, however, that some of our people are still in Africa, such as the Igbo and Yoruba of Nigeria, the Bantus, and the Lemba of South Africa) Every black American and Caribbean black person needs to thoroughly read, analyze, and study DEUTERONOMY 28:15-68. All of the "curses" spoken of in these verses IDENTIFY who the modern day Children of Israel are whom the Bible speaks about from cover to cover… Whichever nation of people fits ALL of the curses in these verses are the modern day Children of Israel. If you are a son or daughter of the slave trade, then you are the modern day TRUE Jews. We were sent into captivity (to include slavery) because of the disobedience of our ancestors. We need to REPENT and get back to keeping the commandments of The Most High. He who hath an ear, let him hear. For further study, please visit the channel of a brother by the name of Israel’s Church. He has many videos out on this topic. Shalom July 18, 2017 Reply yneone i'm becoming obsessed with Russell…LOL. He's such a good sport and has such a good heart. August 4, 2017 Reply Sindyred My Cameroonian brother! August 21, 2017 Reply BMo Why are black African American men athletes especially NFL quarterbacks with the exception of few always act like church mouses when the camera is right in front of their face. For all that we know about the NFL and its racism in the 60s, 70,s 80s towards African American quarterbacks, Russell wants to sit there and lie that his parents never once even made mentioned to him about being black and playing quarterback in NFL? I find that to believe. Russell is BSing. Now you know your ancestors were listed as a property. October 8, 2017 Reply P Hightower This brutha here is just EXCEPTIONAL! ! 👏👏 October 23, 2017 Reply Green Orchid Marriage seem to have taken the price of people to another level these days October 27, 2017 Reply alice moh Great guy! November 8, 2017 Reply Ketogenic Kim I really enjoyed this. It would have been amazing to attend. Fills your heart. What a sweet soul. November 9, 2017 Reply MsShell1125 What a story!! Loved it. November 15, 2017 Reply Gidget Hrobowski I'd like to know personally what the hell is so honorable about a University that denied a black person entry and then so many years later give a posthumous honorary degree to him. As as if black people are supposed to be smiling and happy by that gesture. I would have told them they could keep it. November 17, 2017 Reply El Hayah He seems humble & has a good spirit…his parents did well with him! November 17, 2017 Reply Cynthia Hendrix WHY does Mr. gates help the Rich instead of the Average person learn about THIER family history. I GUESS. RHEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY A November 19, 2017 Reply Angie G The BEST ancestry show I have seen thus far!!! Sharing with friends. November 21, 2017 Reply marie watson He's much cuter in motion than in pics.👍 November 25, 2017 Reply Ariestudabone what an awesome story November 26, 2017 Reply Sandy Beaches His 4th great grandmother was born to a white woman and a black man in 1804. This let's me know that Black men and white women were getting together too. November 27, 2017 Reply Adore Ivette See women. When ciara fell for a man with a bunch of kids from different women and chose to have 1 with him and and even engaged. Look how it turned out. When she gave the " nice guy " the chance, she got respect from a good man. A good man that doesn't think it's ok to spread his seed to the whole community. Also loves her immensely and her child. Great nice guy and a lovely woman. So happy for them both November 30, 2017 Reply Sylvia Green That sHIT ISN'T ANYTHING TO BE PROUD OF. RAPE. He couldn't say what he really want to say December 1, 2017 Reply B Hunter Great job Dr. Gates! Thanks for sharing this wonderful family's story. God bless. December 2, 2017 Reply Star Mocha Why is Gates slow to say the slaves were raped and that's why Wilson's great grandfather was owned by his own daddy. To infer marriage was also an option is absurd. You could not marry your property. December 2, 2017 Reply Black Pelasgian ANCESTRY ALWAYS LINK BLACK PEOPLE WITH WHITE ANCESTRY, BUT RARELY LINK WHITE PEOPLE WITH BLACK ANCESTRY, EVEN THOUGH MANY OF THEM DO HAVE IT….. I'M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR BLACK ANCESTRY TO HOOK UP WITH MANSA MUSA, RAMSES, HANNIBAL, TUT, NEFERTITI, ASKIA MUHAMMAD, SUNDIETA KEITA HE HE. I AM NEVER TRYING TO FIND OUT IF MY ANCESTRY INCLUDE GEORGE BUSH, DONALD TRUMP AND GEORGE WASHINGTON he he he. Also I notice that these ancestral roots only goes back to SLAVERY, then come to a COMPLETE STOP, as if Black history started on the white mans plantation and moved forward……Good entertainment for me, but i don't honor this kind of mess… December 2, 2017 Reply Katherine Swinson Wow, the story of "Charity" was amazing and have the making of a great movie. December 5, 2017 Reply Janice Bradley Great story from an awesome young man! December 5, 2017 Reply Milka Ndaani This was beyond profound. December 6, 2017 Reply Jewell Smith He is so corny/boring but great ancestral story. December 7, 2017 Reply Lovey Luvv Idk no Nat Turner!… My name is Bennett & i aint in it! December 8, 2017 Reply S Thunda He looks Pacific Islander. December 12, 2017 Reply 84JLane Thank you for uploading this. Black history needs to be recorded December 12, 2017 Reply 84JLane My heart always breaks for African Americans when they discuss where their last name came from. It almost like the crime of slavery keeps getting passed on from father to son for generations. December 12, 2017 Reply Bird Plan I would really love to know if Russell was ever able to acquire any of his grandfathers art pieces like the one on display at the virginia museum of fine art "ghetto sketch # 1" December 16, 2017 Reply Kas how can a man be so void of any range of emotion. December 19, 2017 Reply lunetta williams Russell Wilson is a man with much personality and boy can he TALK. Ciara don't ever have to worry about being bored because he is plenty of company! December 22, 2017 Reply 1960's girl I know the name of my family slave owners and we have pictures of them. December 31, 2017 Reply Chris Ventura Sounds like a movie. January 22, 2018 Reply Quintina Abbott Awesome January 23, 2018 Reply Clarity The depth and kindness in this video is immense. January 27, 2018 Reply Mimi Ford Gates is a racist ass. February 10, 2018 Reply ChaqAndReign Wow his maternal grandmother and I have the same birthday, different birth years of course lol, October 9th February 14, 2018 Reply brooke robinson By far the interesting Finding Your Roots I’ve ever seen! I love it. February 19, 2018 Reply Christopher P. Salazar Amazing story but at times it seemed Russell did not appreciate his roots or wasn’t comprehending the significance. Or perhaps still trying to process all this newfound information. Ironically many of this ancestors were educated yet he never seen the word “colonel”. Despite his wealth, fame and status I hope he educates himself. Based on this video, it would seem apparent his ancestors would have loved that. February 23, 2018 Reply Anne* 411 Ciara got herself one good man! Great eye candy too.. thanks March 7, 2018 Reply Michele Sims I thought he was adopted? March 25, 2018 Reply Michele Sims I absolutely LOVE Dr. Gates, he is my imaginary grandpa! 😁 March 25, 2018 Reply Love life lies April 15, 2018 Reply AuntRuby'sDaughters Gates said he had never come across a situation where a white woman gave birth to a mixed-race child during slavery, but he did an episode on Finding your Roots with Wanda Sykes where the woman who started her maternal line was also a white woman. I've heard of other stories like that so I don't know why he's acting like it was unheard of. May 9, 2018 Reply P Hightower Wow….I have the Turpins out of Virginia May 13, 2018 Reply J.C. Nightwalker Amazing May 31, 2018 Reply MrCleanMachine98 elite people stay elite one of the most talented humans in the word is a decedent from the talented humans of the time. June 12, 2018 Reply Adline Witcher VERY INSPIRATIONAL WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.THIS WHAT'S MISSING IN BLACK FAMILIES TODAY.GOD.YOUR MOM IS A NURSE SHOUT OUT TO HER SO AM I.I THINK YOU AND YOUR MOM SHOULD DO MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING. July 23, 2018 Reply Adline Witcher MY LAST NAME I CAN'T STAND IT WITCHER WOULD BE INTERESTING TO KNOW THE HISTORY BEHIND SUCH A WICKED NAME. July 23, 2018 Reply 4Youalone3 That's a movie, Charity Southgate August 4, 2018 Reply MisMupp My 3x great grandfather owned a very large farm. Our family still owns it. I had two ancestors fight for the Colored Troops too. We are related to our white owners. I know their names. We changed our last name later. August 28, 2018 Reply SugarCane Dr. Gates historical knowledge is quite limited about Free People of Color and their experiences. The laws were changed in the early 1800s to outlaw manumissions. The children of Free People of Color were required by law to relinquish their children to the state. Prior to the Civil War, the laws were changed rapidly by the Southern states to keep FPC enslaved! Based on the information, it is highly likely that both sides of Wilson's Family Tree were FPC. September 12, 2018 Reply Anna Troup I want him. To do Serena's September 29, 2018 Reply Baddscorpio I hate crackkkas October 2, 2018 Reply Truth'b Told It seems hard for him to grasp the gravity of the information at times ; the lessons learned from this ….. start telling your children their history the moment they are able to walk ….. history makes your walk differently"Charity's" story, will forever change my posture & walk ! October 23, 2018 Reply teren teren teren Great guy. October 30, 2018 Reply Linda Goldie I see a TV contract coming December 2, 2018 Reply Danny Gibson I cant stand to hear race neutral Black ppl. Be colorBlind all u want russell. So many of Us Black ppl catch hell all day especially from laws that our poor and uneducated parents cant shield is from. I pray they never snatch ur given wealth from u. U think poor ppl havent earned what u get? January 15, 2019 Reply Carol Blake Thank you for sharing this video. It was one of the best I have seen and answered so many historical questions for me. January 17, 2019 Reply Barbara Carrothers Wow just watched this for the first time and figured out we are distant cousins as we most likely all are, that what I have learned doing genealogy all my life. January 22, 2019 Reply sasquatch***1 234 Mule 920$???? January 30, 2019 Reply sasquatch***1 234 Vote. Get off the plantation and walk away!!! January 30, 2019 Reply sasquatch***1 234 You are cuz to Michael strahm from Regis and Kathy lee slow. Both descendants of the King!! Wow! January 30, 2019 Reply sasquatch***1 234 Name your first kid Charity. 1st son Charlemagne!!! January 30, 2019 Reply TheGranti7a With ALL DUE respect, what a sweetie pie!! Thank-you Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., for the amazing work you and your team do, to enlighten us all about our beautifully interwoven human heritage! February 3, 2019 Reply greenpastures Mandigo! I hope he gets his artistic heritage back into the family. Charity gave freedom to her husband and her children. February 4, 2019 Reply MoreporkOwl Love Henry Louis Gates and his Family History work! This is another incredible Family history account… fantastic!!!! February 6, 2019 Reply shontapl Someone definitely needs to look into doing a movie about Charity. A story definitely worth telling. February 6, 2019 Reply Molly Kokoruda Can we get to the roots, please? February 10, 2019 Reply Myra J Dr. Gates is wonderful, he warms my heart every time I see him invest in our ancestral life. Russell is a comical guy, what a fascinating family story. February 16, 2019 Reply Jeanette C As an Aussie I have no idea about the NFL, so of course I had no idea who Russell Wilson was. But want a sweet man he is, one a mother can obviously be very proud of.I do love the episodes of Finding your Roots I find on YouTube. But this was wonderful do ‘dive’ into more detail of a persons life. Thanks for sharing. February 22, 2019 Reply NC Old-Soul Why couldn't they have been Black Native America's that were already here. All blacks did not come over on slave ship. March 10, 2019 Reply NC Old-Soul Why did they hide who the grandfather was? That to me is an interesting story. Was he married, did he not want the child, did she hide the pregnancy? March 10, 2019 Reply bongo fury Hot Damn, you folks done gots slavery on the brain. Every conversation moonwalks it’s way back to the worse part of your history, even though it never happened to anyone still walking the Earth. Let us pray that y’all get over the sweet opium of victimhood…..soon. You’re welcome. March 13, 2019 Reply Aliska Nelson Wow!Russell Wilson is an amazing man with an amazing family history.Best wishes. March 16, 2019 Reply Maxine Coombs He is adding to his family legacy, in my head I kept hearing he should teach. March 30, 2019 Reply Nkashama Sankofa RW acts clueless about slavery and the dynamics between us and white ppl. The only emotion he can describe is "amazing". He's way too excited to meet his white cousins (descendants of rapists).. Im not impressed with Ciaras new boo April 18, 2019 Reply C Roys Hebrews to Negroes. So much History. Yes we must love each other. That will make us a great country. May 2, 2019 Reply Ivalina Passe Yes Very Good Man Ciara is Extremely Lucky and So is Russell God put you and him together!!!!! Excellent Role Models!!! May 20, 2019 Reply Ivalina Passe Now thats Awesome NAACP WOW THATS WHO MY MOM WORKED FOR NYC!!!÷ CRAZY May 20, 2019 Reply Ivalina Passe That was Just Awesome !!! May 20, 2019 Reply Jeannette Duette Enjoyed this vlog. Ciara is blessed to have met and married this good man. He comes from a good family as does Ciara. I wish them continued happiness. May 26, 2019 Reply Renee D. Richardson I loved this! Thank you for sharing this with us. Russell C. Wilson and Dr. Henry Loius Gates, Jr are two witty and intelligent men. May 28, 2019 Reply Mr Flint This is an amazing lineage. May 29, 2019 Reply BlueAngel Russell Carrington, what a name! He says his parents never raised him on race, I love it, more people need to do that. at 22:00 he talks about the impact his father had on him as an individual and I can see how he takes that so seriously, to impact people around him and impact his kids. June 10, 2019 Reply Aliana Wood 54:19 I caught that "Life" reference. Russell is kind of funny when he wants to be. 😂😂 June 26, 2019 Reply Aliana Wood Well, now I know more about Russell Wilson's family than I ever thought I would. June 26, 2019 Reply nutznchocolates melt-in-your-mouth Russell Wilson is a Huxtable June 29, 2019 Reply nutznchocolates melt-in-your-mouth Turpin was a rapist June 29, 2019 Reply nutznchocolates melt-in-your-mouth I don't believe Nat Turner only killed women and children June 29, 2019 Reply Ellis Abram Russell Wilson was an incredible guest on this show. His feedback and convo with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was very entertaining and real. I wish I could get this type of family history done. July 30, 2019 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.