Man unknowingly buys former plantation house where his ancestors were enslaved 

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An Air Force veteran wanted a new house for large family gatherings; he ended up getting an incredible link to his family’s past.
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Marlene Berbick
Marlene Berbick Anos atrás
This is an amazing story... The Hand of the Living GOD 🙏
Goretti Manikuzwe
Goretti Manikuzwe Anos atrás
Karen McRoberts
Karen McRoberts Anos atrás
Truly beautiful the whole story. Thank you for telling us the story of your family. Enjoy!
Moon Shoes
Moon Shoes Anos atrás
This was the sort of story I needed to hear. Peace.
Linda Rivera
Linda Rivera Anos atrás
I wonder how their ancestors would’ve felt if someone would’ve told them someday your family will own this place. I love this incredible story.
PandaRue Anos atrás
I imagine it would've been hard to believe, but equally as hard not to feel some semblance of h of hope 💜
Nancy Jones
Nancy Jones Anos atrás
I have a feeling that one of those ancestors prayed and asked the Lord, "God please let one of my descendents be able to own this place!" God has a way of making all things right!😊
Wolfe 84
Wolfe 84 Anos atrás
I bet they are just looking down on them with beeming pride.
Dan.Buys.Houses Anos atrás
that’s the same thing I said, could you imagine how they might have felt? At that time it was a crazy idea
Reek Z
Reek Z Anos atrás
I’m sure it was said at least once or thought of by someone in his distant family. You know, like just standing there and think one day my family will own something like this.
Ryan 3 meses atrás
IT’S NOT EVEN MY FAMILY BUT IM SO PROUD THAT YOUR FAMILY GETS A FULL CIRCLE MOMENT- especially with your mom the oldest living matriarch gets to see this moment before she closes her eyes. Thank you Lord! So many tears and prayers by the ppl generations before. Then to actually have your relatives bodies on the property- Your family is literally “ whole” . Your ancestors are literally watching over you
Blackberri Swoosh Juice
It’s my Family. I will be visiting in June. With a bunch of my Family.
Nicole B
Nicole B 5 meses atrás
The fact that the sister called the house “the scary house”.. it’s a reminder that DNA has memory.
MilkshakeSnake360 4 meses atrás
Reality Check1 Self
Reality Check1 Self 4 meses atrás
Lisa Brown
Lisa Brown 4 meses atrás
So true! Your words here were beautiful and thought-provoking, and gave me chills.
Joan Belmont
Joan Belmont 4 meses atrás
Yep, literally!!! I thought the same 😳
Kelly Taber
Kelly Taber 4 meses atrás
I have said that many times...
Mara Kahl
Mara Kahl 6 meses atrás
i was so overwhelmed by the fact that a home the man didnt even want not only gave his life purpose but history and a very bright future. what an amazing story
MizzAugust 6 meses atrás
Im not sure how you figure he didnt want it, when he put a cash bid in on it. HE asked his sister-- "Should we put in a bid for it?" Maybe you need to listen - again.
Lizette Short
Lizette Short 6 meses atrás
He also said he did not want it.. that he tried to Cabosh the sale.. you should listen better yourself.
Kinks Curls and Coils
Kinks Curls and Coils 5 meses atrás
He already had bright future, he's a civil engineer for the military, that's why he was able to put in a CASH offer.
Angie G
Angie G Mês atrás
I understand what you are saying, he said himself he didn’t want to purchase this place necessarily (of course he didn’t know yet the history..) and part of their future being able to learn more, show more to anyone who wants to learn, as he said at the end. Incredible story, only way I know how to say it.
Brandy Felder
Brandy Felder 6 meses atrás
As an african American, I feel like I'm watching my own family uncover our roots. Ty Miller family for this amazing history lesson that no one knew new we needed to know.
Just saying it
Just saying it 6 meses atrás
It’s wild! I traced my family back to the 1500’s on some branches to make sure we were clear of causing atrocities.. I’m Caucasian. Turns out we had centuries of being farming labourers, travellers and military for world wars. Didn’t even own a single property until the 1850’s-1900’s Fairly Innocent in the scheme of things, considering what the British were up to at that period of time. I cannot imagine what it is like finding something like this out about your family. On the flip side I have to imagine growing up in America that most people with darker skin assume they came from slavery, it must be wild to equally have a moment of discovering your ancestors weren’t slaves. As I am sure that must happen as well. Have you ever thought to do a dna test ? I was blown away when I had mine done and sort of knew some of it anyway.
Just saying it
Just saying it 5 meses atrás
@chickenfishhybrid44 100% buddy; I can only assume it causes unnecessary heart ache at the thought when really they could have just been average working folk getting by. My own family went into the states post slavery as Caucasians and they according to ancestry have spread across the states, mostly from the Irish side.
TJ 4 meses atrás
@Just saying it I know, Caucasian as well. I am 100% positive I would assist in the Underground Railroad.
denny 3 meses atrás
@Just saying it im 100% African but hope if I ever chose to do a dna test out of curiosity i don't have Any European ad mixture because my first thought would be rape and colonization 😭
J L 6 meses atrás
They took the power back, took the history back and they're making it a victorious ending! 🙌🏾🙌🏾
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The masta's spirit called him back to this beautiful European homestead to finish the "deeds of flesh" his ancestors still owed that noble family of prestige and honor.
A H 4 meses atrás
Jay Drew
Jay Drew 4 meses atrás
😂😂😂😂😂 yeaaaaa oookkk
Blackberri Swoosh Juice
@Jay Drew Actually WE ARE!! I will visit with my family in June with my Families (the Millers) from North and South Carolina! ❤❤❤ I’m excited!! So glad to put pieces together for generations to come!
Elizabeth Anos atrás
This made me cry my family is Native American and we can’t find our history. I’m so happy this family found some of there history ❤️
EllBee C. U. Soon
EllBee C. U. Soon Anos atrás
@Liz many of us Black Americans can’t find ourstory either. It was wiped out by the oppressors.
Elizabeth Anos atrás
@EllBee C. U. Soon 😒
kalkidan Hailu
kalkidan Hailu Anos atrás
@EllBee C. U. Soon it would have helped if the parents talked
Heather Anos atrás
Johan Conradie
Johan Conradie Anos atrás
russ give back ukraine: england give back ireland: canada and usa give back now!!! THE TIME HAS COME TO GIVE BACK NOW!
Debbie H
Debbie H 2 meses atrás
I've never watched a 60 minutes episode more than once except for this one. Truly powerful, there's no doubt the Miller's ancestors were cheering this beautiful family to finally close the circle. Their story deserves to be a documentary, it's so important.
Angie G
Angie G Mês atrás
I agree, this should be a documentary. Incredible.
Kaye Lucier
Kaye Lucier 6 meses atrás
I rented a house that turned out to be my grandparents from the 1800s it was built by my grandfather the town was founded by him he ran an underground railroad to help free neighbor gave me a book with his story in it and he found a letter of his and a pipe in his house while remodeling..long but very interesting story
hello2234 5 meses atrás
wow ur grandparents are from 1800 cant believe it
Nav 5 meses atrás
😂 people really be saying anything to get some likes
hello2234 5 meses atrás
@Nav do the math its 223 years ago its imposibole too have a grandparent living in 1800
Joyce Mccarty
Joyce Mccarty 4 meses atrás
@hello2234 my grandfather was born in 1897 and my dad as odd as it seems was born 1900 ... my dad was 20 year's older than my mom.
hello2234 4 meses atrás
@Joyce Mccarty ?? Still 97 years after 1800
Erica Grace
Erica Grace 6 meses atrás
I stumbled upon this story on my lunch break at work and when I tell you I had to shut my office door because I cried uncontrollably over OUR history. This was so amazing that he first got this land for such a great price and then realized that it had not history behind it but HIStory and the story of his ancestors were amazing. This definitely makes me proud to be a Black homeowner in this day and age because without our ancestors none of this would even be possible.
Markus BBB
Markus BBB 4 meses atrás
Maybe were the souls of their ancestors that led them to buy the house to get justice of their past. I believe in dead people guiding us from afterlife
SouthernChick 4 meses atrás
Such a great price for that home and fully furnished too! I believe it was divine intervention that had a hand in this!
Darlene LaRochelle
Darlene LaRochelle Mês atrás
Blackberri Swoosh Juice
@SouthernChick I will visit for the first time in June with a Bunch of Millers!!! ❤❤
David Simpson
David Simpson 6 meses atrás
It warms my heart to see new generations talk about their histories. Let no one forget, but let us all move toward our futures.
Susie Sanders
Susie Sanders Mês atrás
Sarappreciates 6 meses atrás
What a bitter-sweet discovery! I think this is a net-positive for this family overall, but I felt like crying at times. Just thinking of slavery and how awful... Being sold, being separated from everyone and everything you know... It's such a hard thing to even imagine. I'm so glad this place found its people, so it no longer needs to be a scary house.
Joan Belmont
Joan Belmont 4 meses atrás
E 3 meses atrás
slavery was awful, but black people faced much worse in america during that time. black people were tortured beat and mutilated, even infants. this happened constantly and any physical documentation for the most part was hidden or destroyed. just a few left. its hard to imagine yes but important to remember
T rex tv
T rex tv 3 meses atrás
Fred please set up the non profit and also try to fix the cemetery. They deserve more than just a stone. Look how far the miller family has come also. They had no hesitation to sell it to an African American family. So lessons is the generation of millers have learned from history, Fred I applaud you for how well you are handling everything.
orcoastgreenman 2 meses atrás
You can experinece it first hand in many parts of the world the US military has had activity in since 2001.
Tammy Olson
Tammy Olson Anos atrás
Can you imagine their ancestors saying one day we're going to own this place? I'm so glad they have found comfort . They have definitely brought happiness to their ancestors souls.
T Rawlins
T Rawlins Anos atrás
It's BS. We all should have houses!!
Tammy Olson
Tammy Olson Anos atrás
@Wilma Bates what are you talking about? Did you miss that part in history class?
EYESEAYEW Anos atrás
@T Rawlins for free? 🤣 Gtfoh
N V Anos atrás
@EYESEAYEW IMO, absolutely for free. There is ZERO need for money in our world. More are realizing this and the more that happens the better it will get.
richard oswalt
richard oswalt 6 meses atrás
A great story, and I agree black history needs to be taught. I'm 72 and I learned that my grandfather and great grandfather both served in the Union army only recently. I'm very proud of them and when I see stories like this my heart swells knowing my ancestors had a part in the outcome.
Rainbow Dragon
Rainbow Dragon 16 dias atrás
Black history is American history. It is so important for everyone to know about these important facts.
Sandra Stachowicz
Sandra Stachowicz 4 meses atrás
As a descendant of slaves, this story makes me emotional in more ways than one It feels like a literal slap in the face of slavery
Mrs. Lola
Mrs. Lola 3 meses atrás
What a remarkable story. The crazy thing is, that house was a source of pain for their ancestors a long time ago, now it brings that same family together, but this time…together in joy. ❤️
BlueSaphire70 6 meses atrás
What an amazing story! It is extremely rare for an African American family to be able to find the exact house where their ancestors lived, and to be owning the place is a miracle! I hope that they are able to keep it, to continue learning from it, and to enjoy it for generations to come.
Emily Silliman
Emily Silliman 6 meses atrás
This is such a beautiful story. It brought me to tears. As a white person from the US, I never had to think about how isolating slavery must feel for African Americans. To not know where they come from must be so upsetting. And then to find out that your ancestors are buried in unmarked graves, and that they weren't even listed on records by name, it brought me to tears. It's so beautiful that this family could uncover part of their past and even more beautiful that they are the owners of a place their ancestors were enslaved in. Also, I love the part about the cakes.
Rip'n Lips
Rip'n Lips Anos atrás
I bet you their ancestors never would have thought in any time in this world would their family be able to buy the house they were enslaved on. Such an amazing story. And I really wish the Miller family the best!
Thomas brunn
Thomas brunn Anos atrás
well stupid is as stupid does
KenJ. Anos atrás
Pretty cool story , the family did well
Karen Holt
Karen Holt Anos atrás
Ditto! God bless this family.
Just Me
Just Me Anos atrás
@Karen Holt And, Karen, God bless you for bestowing God's blessing upon them.
Judith Arsenault
Judith Arsenault Anos atrás
Of course they saw a good future for their descendants. That's why they didn't talk about slavery.
Rex Boateng Music
Rex Boateng Music 4 meses atrás
I just can’t get over how beautiful this family is. Such a moving story.
Kim Robinson
Kim Robinson 4 meses atrás
What an amazing story. I can't imagine what it feels like walking into that shed where his family actually lived. I am glad they now know where they come from, because so many of us do not know and will never know. I must say I want to come to one of the family gatherings. I know the food is the balm. I love big families. God bless you Miller family! If I ever come that way I am coming by to see you all and the history of your family.
Peter Val
Peter Val 7 meses atrás
This has to be the most heartbreaking and heart-warming story I have ever heard in my life. No one could ever have written a better emotional story as told. Thank you.
K Richardson
K Richardson 4 meses atrás
What a beautiful bittersweet story. So thankful the Miller’s took back their power from the plantation. I’ve watched this over and over with emotional tears.
Richard Smith
Richard Smith 23 dias atrás
Me too, I’ve watched this over and over as well. How are you doing?
Olivia Krause
Olivia Krause 7 meses atrás
Wonderful story. It really was meant to happen. It's like your ancestors gave you the gift of a home. All their hopes and work are in this and you came out victorious in the end. Look at this big, abundant family celebrating in the house. It's beautiful.
mirika888 Anos atrás
I don´t know how to express it but this was the most profound thing I ever seen, a family healing through generations, just wow.
Georgina Taylor
Georgina Taylor Anos atrás
A great omen to have Ancestry shadow healing and no longer foreshadowing future generations. Just amazing!
Frenchblue8 Anos atrás
Wonderfully expressed, both of you above me here
Jesus Saves!
Jesus Saves! Anos atrás
Hey! Did you know God is three in one!? The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit! Bless them! Jesus died for our sins, rose from the dead, and gives salvation to everyone who believes in him and follows his commandants! Have a blessed day, everyone!! ❤
Tsietsi Levi
Tsietsi Levi Anos atrás
@Jesus Saves! What does Jesus gotta do with the slaves who suffered here....?
20FreeWill (Just a rapper with a message)
@Jesus Saves! commandments
Kristi Pahlas
Kristi Pahlas 4 meses atrás
What an incredible story. I’m so happy for this family. So many questions answered and so much more to learn. 🙏
Richard Smith
Richard Smith 23 dias atrás
I’m also happy for this family, how are you Kristi?
Dave OnGrave
Dave OnGrave 3 meses atrás
What a powerfully moving story. This is the kind of history that should be taught in schools.
Norman Fl
Norman Fl 8 dias atrás
You’re so right about that,But as long as we live,it will not happen,because the Archetect’s of such evil system offsprings will never allow is to happen out of guilt and shame.
Kathi Lee Dean
Kathi Lee Dean 3 meses atrás
Extraordinary story. I’m so happy for the Millers. I agree. Let the stories be told. We need to own this history. Closing our eyes and ears to it now, in our day, is, in my mind, akin to participating in the travesty. Praise God.
Richard Smith
Richard Smith 23 dias atrás
The story is so touching, I’ve watched this video over and over again. How are you doing?
Renee Le Grair
Renee Le Grair 4 meses atrás
This is soooo incredible!!! I cannot imagine what the family felt when they uncovered all of the history of the property. I'm so glad you told your story.. Thank you. I wish I could find my family's history.
L. Gambino
L. Gambino 7 meses atrás
I love this story so much. Just to know this family has purchased something that has so much of their own history in it and turned this from a negative to a positive is so amazing!! ❤❤❤❤
rondinella Anos atrás
This is fascinating! I hope this family finds peace with their history. Not easy, but their owning the house where their ancestors were enslaved is a perfect example of historical justice.
RaiRaiBrown Anos atrás
Yes, I agree 👍🏾💯
Diane Bannister
Diane Bannister Anos atrás
It was wonderful that Fred bought that house where there was so much history regarding his family.
Stella Blevins
Stella Blevins Anos atrás
Yes it is Historical justice
Tatrice Shipp
Tatrice Shipp Anos atrás
How is this justice he bought a house with his own money. This is nothing to be proud of.
76TomD 6 meses atrás
Such a powerful story! Most don't even think about a need to know of their past, ancestors, or who owned their house or property before them. Yet most that do know how difficult knowing any of that can be. This family faced likely the most daunting of feats bringing hundreds of years of their past from forgotten to part of their home again.
Tammy Heffner
Tammy Heffner 5 meses atrás
This story of the Miller family was so interesting and amazing. I would love to see all of that and listen to Mr Miller about his ancestors. They all seem like a wonderful, loving, close family. I’m so sorry for what their ancestors went through. God bless the Miller family.
SM RK 4 meses atrás
If like to see a follow up on what they do with it
What an amazing story! I know this family's ancestors are looking down full of pride knowing it came full circle. I appreciate them sharing their story. This brought tears of joy to my eyes for The Miller Family. Glory to God!! What a blessing
Polly Margaret
Polly Margaret 6 meses atrás
I love this sense of family they all have...heartwarming ❤️
jkj43racing 4 meses atrás
Yea they don't know who they daddy is but they know their great great great grandparents?
jenniweg 4 meses atrás
I teared up watching this story. I’m so happy this family was able to find their origin story.
Cynthia White
Cynthia White Anos atrás
My family was able to trace our roots back to the plantation in the Columbia, South Carolina area. We were able to visit the site which contained the enslaved cemetery of our ancestors. We gathered on the property and paid homage to those who paved the way for us. It was emotional for us as it is for this family. We captured our family history in a book published in 2019.
Sharon Davis
Sharon Davis Anos atrás
So happy for you and your family. What a blessing from the Lord
Lorene Edwards
Lorene Edwards Anos atrás
Cynthia where can we find that book?
Tonya Dotson
Tonya Dotson Anos atrás
I want to do this but I don't know where to begin. How did you start?
Cynthia White
Cynthia White Anos atrás
@Tonya Dotson start by talking to or recording the family elders. Much of our history is anecdotally passed down. My family was blessed in that we had a family member who got bitten by the genealogy bug and did 20+ years of research. As an author, I finally agreed we needed to capture and preserve as much of our history as possible. It was daunting but our book was published in 2019.
Tandi Anos atrás
@Cynthia White i would love to read it!
JodyC74 3 meses atrás
Amazing story! Happy y'all reconnected with your past and it pulled your family even closer together!
Lover of creativity
Lover of creativity 4 meses atrás
Makes me teary eyed and gives me chills all at finally reunited from beyond the grave so to is sooo heart touching!
Brenee C
Brenee C 3 meses atrás
Amazing story!! So happy for them to have learned so much important family history. I think everyone should be required/get to do their genealogy. You get an eye opening view of your ancestors; where they came from, why they left one place for another, all the good and all the bad. It’s humbling and empowering at the same time with each new discovery and twist. Maybe everyone would be a bit kinder
Soothe 2 Sleep Stories
Soothe 2 Sleep Stories 4 meses atrás
Tears and goosebumps. God's Hand and their ancestors from Heaven - did this! What a beautiful family and neighbors...what a beautiful community.❣ What an excellent journalist, for sharing the Miller's story. Thank you for sharing this with us.
BryanM362 6 meses atrás
Incredibly touching story! What a great family! For all they have to be bitter about, they choose to make it a positive thing!
“Hugging the tree” gives me chills. I know one of the ancestors touched and probably leaned on the tree for strength & support. 😭
DukeOfTennessee117 Anos atrás
Or they didn’t
MaryAnn Russum
MaryAnn Russum Anos atrás
I hugged a tree that was 600 yrs old in Mexico. I felt something powerful I can't explain. I'm sure he did too. That tree saw a LOT in its lifetime.
Man’s SuperPower TV
@MaryAnn Russum Nice. Thanks for sharing. I know the feeling of how empowering that is. I’ve hugged my old trees to date and I can tell you that the experience has left soemthing with me that I may not be able to put into words. It just feels like I am part of the tree and vice versa or that I am one with it and that we somehow understand each other energetically.
Man’s SuperPower TV
@DukeOfTennessee117 You can be the advocate of that side of the argument. I’ll be on the side that maybe they did. You’re fine.
BerryJam123 Anos atrás
So beautiful 🤧
6jmack 3 meses atrás
What a beautiful story. That plantation was built on so much sadness. But your ancestors are smiling, now, knowing that you have found them, and that you live beautiful free lives! This story is so precious. Thank you for sharing. ❤️
ec 4 meses atrás
What an incredible story. I am so happy that this family now owns that beautiful house that holds all of that history. They can now build happy memories there.
B G 3 meses atrás
Bless this family. What an incredible story ❤️
Claudia Ubico
Claudia Ubico 3 meses atrás
I cried tears of happiness and sadness all at the same time for this family. This was such an interesting story with a happy ending. It’s sad what happened to these people who were separated and sold simply bc of skin color. It hurts to see or hear the stories, I can’t imagine living during these times. I just can’t!
Beth Giesey
Beth Giesey 4 meses atrás
A beautiful story. I'm so glad they have found their roots from long lost years. So happy for the Miller Family
Kathleen Smith
Kathleen Smith Anos atrás
I love this story. Who better deserves to walk that land than this family? As others have said, the ancestors could not have dreamed this. The memory of all those who worked that land are in good hands now. I hope this house and land stay in the Miller family.
Sandra Symonds
Sandra Symonds Anos atrás
Totally in agreement...almost unbelievable if it were'nt for the fact that the incredible union this beautiful family shares today started right where they now are now...I cannot see it any other way...this strong sense of family defied all physical limitations and became a driving force that finally united them spiritually ... it surpassed all boundaries...God Bless this family...
Frenchblue8 Anos atrás
@Sandra Symonds Amen! Maybe the biggest Amen I have ever said aloud! And it's not even my family, of course, but you cannot help but share their joy in the absolute astonishing wonder of it all!
Myr Anos atrás
For generations to come 😀🌻❤
Angel Luis Espada 1970🍀
Frances Stoughton
Frances Stoughton Anos atrás
Absolutely loved this unforgettable story. I pray for this family and future generations to come. May this story be an inspiration for other African Americans to research and document their family history and leave a trail for others to follow. God bless everyone.
Ozark Mountain Homegrown
Wow. What an emotional journey and video. Thank you so much for sharing this incredibly touching story with us. I’m so happy that this is the family who now owns this historic property. ❤
Kseni 4 meses atrás
Its an unbelivable story.. Their ancestors GOT to be right there looking after them. What a " coming home" indeed 🙏💜✨
Juanita Thouin
Juanita Thouin 7 meses atrás
What an awesome story! I pray many blessings for the entire family.
Marci L Ficht
Marci L Ficht 3 meses atrás
What sweet karma. So much joy and happiness in this story!!! Yet so much sadness and anger that it creates while watching it. How anybody could have ever owned someone else is just sick and so evil. The graveyard really upsets me. They deserved so much more. I love this family...I wish I had a family like this. I am basically alone. I'm the end of my line. To be surrounded by so much family full of love (and apparently CAKE) is a wonderful place to be.
Tonja Carranza
Tonja Carranza 7 meses atrás
Such an amazing story! So satisfying to see David & Violets story come full circle for their beautiful family. It. Seems like divine intervention & absolutely meant to be, like their ancestors lead them there and so appropriate. Congratulations, to the Miller family. Wishing you all many blessings, happiness, good health and prosperity for many generations to come 💖
Andy Dubula
Andy Dubula Anos atrás
I'm overwhelmed with emotion. The ancestors wanted to be found.
Pamela Williams
Pamela Williams 11 meses atrás
Maybe they are the ancestors come back to heal the land ❣️
Shirley Adams
Shirley Adams 11 meses atrás
This is an amazing story, and overwhelming wow I’m so glad they were able to purchase this property, Their ancestors grew up and lived on the property, The Cemetery is what got me no names or engraving wow 🙏🏾🙏🏾Jesus
Therese Rogers
Therese Rogers 11 meses atrás
Yes I believe they were calling them to buy it
Jeff P Lawrentz
Jeff P Lawrentz 11 meses atrás
I agree--this was meant to be.
Kim Shelton
Kim Shelton 11 meses atrás
Omg I’m crying & to know what they endured back then
MEKKY Mouse 3 meses atrás
Wow this was amazing. Happy and proud of this family.❤ let this be a lesson to us all to find out our own family history.
Alesia Scott
Alesia Scott 3 meses atrás
What an incredible story! I'm so happy of the outcome. I'm happy for you all. Your ancestors would be proud. God has a way of bringing people together. Blessed
L G 7 meses atrás
I am not part of the African diaspora, but I cannot help but get so emotional when I think about the slavery committed. As I continue studying and researching the many ways colonialism has affected us as a grad student, I try not to be too sensitized to it, but it will always hurt to know that people were treated that way. And I am just so sorry and I hope that we are all able to help each other heal! Peace be with you all!
Timothy Farina
Timothy Farina 4 meses atrás
This is incredible and tear wrenching. Power and love to the millers
AZ Annie
AZ Annie 4 meses atrás
Best wishes to the Miller family as they bring family joy to a location that probably did not hold much joy for their ancestors. May it be a place of joy for their family.
Kim Kerley
Kim Kerley Anos atrás
I’m a Tuscarora Indian and I know the feeling of wanting our story told! It all happened right here on our land so much evil was done to us peaceful people!!!
Denise Johnson
Denise Johnson Anos atrás
The history of the true aboriginal people brown dark skin people has never been told
Shenethea Crockett
Shenethea Crockett Anos atrás
erika robinson
erika robinson Anos atrás
Yes it was
RailL II FR35H_ Twe1ve2/6ixteen
@Denise Johnson you are completely correct👌🏾
Tommy Cofield
Tommy Cofield Anos atrás
sarah 4 meses atrás
This is truly amazing and gives me chills. To know back then, while being enslaved in that little wooden shed in the back, that one day your descendants will own that big beautiful house to host family gatherings. To know that they will take back the power and live freely. I would give anything to see their reactions! I am honored to share my name with the amazing matriarch of the family. Things like this will be happening for hundreds of years. Slavery is still affecting this country today. The fact that they didn’t even think they would be accepted to buy the house because they’re black is very telling that we have a long way to go. We’ve come very far but there’s still damage to be fixed. That was a very valid fear even today unfortunately
thelisajourney videos
thelisajourney videos 3 meses atrás
That house choose them and was waiting for them all those years. This is a beautiful story. I hope he keeps the house in the family and also buys the property that the enslaved are buried on.
Priya Vijayan
Priya Vijayan 3 meses atrás
I remember my Dad making me read Roots the novel before the TV episodes were released. Broke my heart! He realized I was so affected by what I read, and told me to stop. Heartbreaking when people continue to be treated so poorly!
Life and Love Tarot
Life and Love Tarot 3 meses atrás
Such an awesome story! I am so happy for him and his family!
Sayeeda Harem
Sayeeda Harem 6 meses atrás
This man kept his childhood dreams alive by buying a house so his family could stay and have weekly gatherings . Interesting story they were a humble and meek but this experience really have them confidence and a bonus !!
Jade 10 meses atrás
The Ancestral healing that has happened for this family is incredible. What an incredible story ❤️
Z 10 meses atrás
I don’t believe the word healing in this case! and I cant imagine the pain and misery of salves life’s only they know! It is one the most horrific crime against humanity that committed from one humans to the others because of skin color
Maria cristina Merlan
Maria cristina Merlan 10 meses atrás
To what's is from coming whole life goin'on sad
Maria cristina Merlan
Maria cristina Merlan 10 meses atrás
To what's is from coming whole life goin'on sad
Maria cristina Merlan
Maria cristina Merlan 10 meses atrás
Maybe 😏 a little husle living rules an endepending cool and break more time long work to fun .and barres love story?
New Jawn
New Jawn 4 meses atrás
What a tremendous history. So much love and best wishes to this family.
Tania P Woodliffe
Tania P Woodliffe 6 meses atrás
No one deserves this house more!
Louise Kant
Louise Kant 29 dias atrás
Tears of "being found" run down my face! This is the third time I have watched this beautiful story and I'm still very emotional about it. To Fred and his lovely family, I am in total awe of what you have found about your family history. I agree with Fred about the historical information being shared (taught). The only sad part is knowing the hardships involved, but your ancestors came through with flying colors to give you the courage and opportunity to become the blessed children of our Lord. What a story.....and it is true. God bless all of you😊
world wideinfinite
world wideinfinite 6 meses atrás
Incredible story. So glad this family has this place. It’s full circle.
Lichfield family Adventure
Love this story. What an amazing twist of fate! I hope the families history become richer as they find more! Looking forward to hearing more of these type of stories!
B Nunya
B Nunya 10 meses atrás
Fred Miller is a pretty remarkable man. A veteran(thank you for your service Mr. Miller), who buys a large home because he wanted to be able to accommodate his family get-togethers, and, upon discovering said home was a plantation on which his ancestors were enslaved, he becomes determined to restore the property and graves of his ancestors and to open the land to anyone who wishes to learn and gain knowledge from the property’s history. What a wonderful man. Sending love and wishes of everlasting happiness to him and his family ❤️
Ria Drost
Ria Drost 10 meses atrás
Wonderful story to tell... Awesome!
nbrown123able 9 meses atrás
This defines the word AMAZING!
Leon Lanier
Leon Lanier 5 meses atrás
Yes! Please go to to view the trailer!
TheCardboardPizza 6 meses atrás
This is amazing. I hope more sites with history like this are discovered and researched into. Such an important part of our history that we can't let disappear into time. When you think about how many enslaved lives happened at places like this, they simply can't be forgotten.
Cecil Wilson
Cecil Wilson 6 meses atrás
So beautiful. A true American story. With all the ills of our nation we are a nation of real people and real stories.
michelle wilson
michelle wilson 7 meses atrás
Tears of pure joy must be raining down on your family from those special ancestors of yours!!! What a blessing to have found home.
JULIE GREEN 4 meses atrás
Gee 4 meses atrás
Much respect to the Miller family,hope they enjoy their property and make a NEW history 🙏🏽💪🏽
Sharp Tac
Sharp Tac 3 meses atrás
They should write a book about their story. This is an amazing & emotional story.
BraidsForDays Anos atrás
The fact that lady was alive at the same time as a relative who had been through slavery really put it into perspective how recent slavery is…
Demi Anos atrás
Recent? Yes, it's pretty recent as it is still happening in the US (Prisons, anyone?) and in other countries in the world.
Sam Janney
Sam Janney Anos atrás
@Demi in prisons?
lisette callis
lisette callis 11 meses atrás
@OnyxPhantom yes, considering in my parents native NL, you get counselling for taking drugs and in the US you get to work for $1 a day..
CG Tee
CG Tee 11 meses atrás
Yes it’s in the 13th amendment
Lisa DOLAN 4 meses atrás
Incredible 😮 I hope his family enjoys a beautiful and peaceful life, full of joy and happiness. And many more grand children and great grandchildren ❤️ Go forth and enjoy Fred. Bless you and your family 🙏☺️❤️
mxwitch 4 meses atrás
Truly a story of poetic justice. The family now owns their family history quite literally and metaphorically. I hope they're able to raise the funds to restore and preserve the house and cemetery of their ancestors.
Cheebone 8 dias atrás
What an amazing story. How blessed are they that the history of their family was found. They were so close to it and didn't know it. I cannot imagine what the slaves went through even the little kids worked. I love any kind of history I would love to be able to visit this place.
Trapper50cal 4 meses atrás
I get the sadness (or at least as much as I think I can get it) but another part of me rejoices in the fact that the family has been able to reclaim their history as owners/citizens.
L 7 meses atrás
Wow! Tears and smiles watching this. God shine on them! What an incredible story!
Richard Smith
Richard Smith 23 dias atrás
I love the story, I’ve watched it over and over again. How are you doing?
Javabum 9 meses atrás
It’s amazing. I grew up literally a few miles from this house, passed it hundreds of times, and never knew the history. I love the story of this family going from enslaved there to owning it. I don’t think Hollywood could tell a better story (but they should tell this one).
Yolanda Jones
Yolanda Jones 9 meses atrás
I agree 💯
Nicole Johnson
Nicole Johnson 8 meses atrás
Kim Jackels-Barbella
Kim Jackels-Barbella 8 meses atrás
That would make such a Great movie♥️♥️
N knight
N knight 3 meses atrás
I am so happy for this family. What an amazing story.
Jubran Dakwar
Jubran Dakwar 3 meses atrás
Beautiful story. Felt tears welling up. As a Palestinian displaced from our history and culture I felt their pain and also the responsibility to maintain a connection with our history. Especially when brutal forces have ripped it away. Thank you for your courage and generosity of spirit.
Jennifer Mendez
Jennifer Mendez 7 meses atrás
This is an amazing story if you think about how far he was able to come within a short time in history. His ancestors were essentially calling him home.
Anthony Hamilton
Anthony Hamilton 6 meses atrás
What would have actually made this a story worth hearing would be for the owner of the property to say, "This belongs to you, forgive us all".
Mj Hoop
Mj Hoop 5 meses atrás
I thnk the prize is that the Millers now own the property. What a great country (in some tiny aspects).
traci heaney
traci heaney 6 meses atrás
This is such an AMAZING story. I love that they feel complete and continue to research their past. Really phenomenal
Aeron Langheim
Aeron Langheim Anos atrás
You know, watching this, it really hits you how relatively recent slavery was in history. The fact that this man was able to buy the house his ancestors were enslaved at is surreal, but so is the fact that so much is so well preserved also speaks to so much. It really wasn't that long ago.
AskMiko Anos atrás
So true!! Time passes, but so many are unaware how “young” the “United States” in its current form is and how recent the events that shaped the country are.
Aeron Langheim
Aeron Langheim Anos atrás
@kev theplumber relatively speaking, yes. that's less than 200 years ago. In terms of history and archeology, that isn't that long ago, considering there have been people on this continent for 10,000 years
lif3andthings Anos atrás
@Aeron Langheim longer than that around 40,000 years. Archaeologists think even longer.
Leo Anos atrás
A lot of things were recent. The Civil War. World wars. The US was mostly barren not that long ago. Not that shocking
Aeron Langheim
Aeron Langheim Anos atrás
@Leo exactly. History is fascinating.
diamanta3 4 meses atrás
What an incredible and wonderful story. I am happy that the Miller family now feels whole!
The Dude
The Dude 5 meses atrás
Great story, an enlightening understanding of who we were, where we came from and how overcoming the struggles of the past, to a family celebrating not just where they came from but who they are. Sadly my family came from France and I cant find them past my Great Grandpa. God bless.
D D 4 meses atrás
What a wonderful story! I'm so happy for this family, it was like that house was meant to be theirs and was just waiting for them
bonny dreyer
bonny dreyer 6 meses atrás
I was so fascinated by this story that I watched it twice,,How amazing is that. It's like finding your roots all around you and at first no one new, I wish the whole family there will have love laughter and happiness forever and ever I really do,,.
Tasha Gardner
Tasha Gardner 7 meses atrás
No words can even describe how happy I am for this family God had to have a hand in all of this.
Mikka Luu
Mikka Luu Anos atrás
It didn’t hit me until the whole family was shown celebrating together in that house… I went straight into tears 😭 . In a place where their family probably didn’t even get the opportunity to go inside unless it was to serve, be violated or beaten to nearly their deaths….. To their descendants living, owning and communing within that same home .. A miracle.
ncubesays Anos atrás
Same!! Started bawling my eyes out at that too. Way too poignant and yet incredibly profound.
Samsonian Anos atrás
Somehow, someway, their ancestors planted the right seeds-- seeds of faith and love through their suffering and brokeness; it blessed their family roots, the results being this large family gathering together in joy and unity. So rewarding!
photag216 Anos atrás
Sooo cool. Imagine their ancestors thinking, in 2020 our family will own all of this.
Ruby Tuesday
Ruby Tuesday Anos atrás
The man needing to hug the tree, and the headstones stones on the land is what shook me.
Sergio Bocanegra
Sergio Bocanegra Anos atrás
Me too
Percolatin' Pixie
Percolatin' Pixie 4 meses atrás
What a beautiful and complicated discovery! I wish I had close family like this.
Commontater 4 meses atrás
This is one of the most touching stories I've ever heard. Amazing price for that house. God bless this wonderful family and their ancestors.
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