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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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60 Minutes
60 Minutes 2 meses atrás
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Catherina
Catherina 20 dias atrás
@earl Wright Here a permanent parking spot in a parking highrise costs about 30,000 (USD $21,000) on average. A bathing box around $300,000 and you can't live in them. The average price of a suburban home is 1.1million, the median price is $918,350
earl Wright
earl Wright 20 dias atrás
@Catherina I had a beautiful place on the river and lake, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen ,dining room living room and laundry with 5 acres of heavily wooded property for 70,000$ the home was only 10 years old
paula mcmillin
paula mcmillin 22 dias atrás
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Pixie Dreamer
Pixie Dreamer 24 dias atrás
What an amazing story!! I’m so glad they have this place now!!
Linda Rivera
Linda Rivera 2 meses 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.
sarastockall
sarastockall 13 horas atrás
​@Nancy Jones 0
Ada Lee
Ada Lee 16 horas atrás
They told them👌🏽😐
Abraham Jackson
Abraham Jackson 11 dias atrás
At the end it is telecast I was thinking the very same thing.
C0mm0ndrgg
C0mm0ndrgg 13 dias atrás
@Nancy Jones why would they hope for that ? I think that would be the last thing they were thinking about
LeetCodeKing
LeetCodeKing 13 dias atrás
I hope blacks take back this nation. Soon we will have a Black President I hope.
W Dunbar1987
W Dunbar1987 18 dias atrás
The Fact That This Family Owns This House, And Their Ancestor Couldn’t Even Step A Foot On The Porch Is Just So Amazing… What A Blessing, I Hope They Find Out As Much As Possible About Their History… Bless This Family…
New Johns
New Johns 3 dias atrás
I agree, great story.. I'm glad they shared it..
B Nunya
B Nunya 27 dias 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 ❤️
nbrown123able
nbrown123able 17 horas atrás
This defines the word AMAZING!
Ria Drost
Ria Drost 17 dias atrás
Wonderful story to tell... Awesome!
Morganus
Morganus 24 dias atrás
This needs to be made in to a movie for tv, the story was tearful, I really enjoyed the way 60 mins told the story and the way the family found themselves and now own the very place of their beginning.
Antonia Howell
Antonia Howell 7 dias atrás
A book and a movie.
Deede Redic
Deede Redic 16 dias atrás
Omg YES!!!!
April_Spring2015
April_Spring2015 17 dias atrás
@Moozler In my opinion, the main house should be burned to the ground (and a new home should be built in its place). Too many bad/evil spirits occupy that home. That home is cursed.
Moozler
Moozler 18 dias atrás
I was just going to say! You couldn’t even write a story this interesting if you tried! It would make a great movie for sure.
Morganus
Morganus 20 dias atrás
@April_Spring2015 I would have never known that, shame on me! Now if you will go back and read what I wrote one more time, no where in there did I say this was the family's origin. Under slavery is where their family started, looks like great grandma / grandpa were married and had their first child under slavery, now I would say that is still interesting even though as you said it was not their origin/culture/language but I still disagree with you and the history part.
Female Professional Driver
I couldn’t make it through this video without crying! What an amazing story. The Milllers are beautiful people, another profound fact, that Mr Miller served our country. Blessings to the Miller family. And kudos to 60 Minutes for this enlightening story.
Carolyn's RV Life
Carolyn's RV Life 2 meses atrás
What an amazing story. I can't even imagine the roller coaster of emotions this family has felt through this whole process. I went through a whole spectrum of emotions just watching. Thank you Miller family for sharing your journey with us. And yes, we need to teach slavery in schools. ALL of it.
Gabrielle Beverly
Gabrielle Beverly Mês atrás
@Wallace Luna but the story on 60 Minutes wasn’t about other enslaved people. Funny how people always want to bring that up as if to use that as an excuse and Black people ought to be ok because others were enslaved as well
Szájer
Szájer Mês atrás
@BHalette The Jews purchased them in Africa, fair and square, then brought them here to work. Indians also purchased them.
Carolyn Cruse
Carolyn Cruse 2 meses atrás
Your dog is so beautiful
Jimmy Sapien
Jimmy Sapien 2 meses atrás
Praise God 🙏
Donna Ingram
Donna Ingram 2 meses atrás
I wish it a movie.
Edward Pacheco
Edward Pacheco 17 dias atrás
I love how the archeologists use the term enslaved persons instead of slaves.
Susan of Hull Humberside
It's all antiwhite in context
Assf Khhf
Assf Khhf 21 dia atrás
Hugging the tree was so profound.The ancestors will be rejoicing in heaven to have such a beautiful close family. ♥️
TheSub Zero
TheSub Zero 17 dias atrás
At the age of 46 I can say this was one of the best stories ever told in my life Congrats to the Miller family. Very emotion
Pau Pau
Pau Pau 4 dias atrás
Ancestors: “One day, we will own that kind of house.” Descendants: “We now own this kind of house.” A real blessing/ All the sufferings come to an end and freed the next bloodline.
Jade
Jade Mês atrás
The Ancestral healing that has happened for this family is incredible. What an incredible story ❤️
African lip plate and bone nose
And the country is destroyed instead
Miesha CanB
Miesha CanB 24 dias atrás
Facts! The ancestors called them home!! That is JUST beautiful! ...completion!
Maria cristina Merlan
Maria cristina Merlan 28 dias atrás
Maybe 😏 a little husle living rules an endepending cool and break more time long work to fun .and barres love story?
Yvonne Schermerhorn
Yvonne Schermerhorn 5 dias atrás
What a wonderful turn of events. I can't even imagine what it means to the Miller family and to their history!
Teresa Savard
Teresa Savard 3 dias atrás
The only thing more beautiful than Sharswood is the Miller family who were called back to it by the Old Ones. As a genealogist/family historian, this story gives me chills. This beautiful family has come full circle and I my heart rejoices with them.
Dennis Shoemaker
Dennis Shoemaker 20 dias atrás
Excellent story and well told. I can't even imagine how they feel. I wish them many years in the house.
Aliya Bowie
Aliya Bowie 20 dias atrás
I love how the archeologists use the term enslaved persons instead of slaves. I hope that in the future 60 Minutes will encourage all of their interviewers to do the same. I hate that even after hearing others use the term she continually said slaves. We need to move away from calling my ancestors slaves. They were enslaved, that was their condition, not who they were.
Aliya Bowie
Aliya Bowie Dia atrás
@Susan of Hull Humberside what? I think you responded to the wrong person. I never mentioned white people. What are you talking about? Do you know what that word means? How can I be anti white when I never even mentioned a word about white ppl?
Susan of Hull Humberside
Why the antiwhitism?
Zachery Barrett
Zachery Barrett 4 dias atrás
Fair enough and a reasonable request. I'll be sure to make the distinction and encourage others to do the same.
Lakeya Martin
Lakeya Martin 15 dias atrás
Amen!
Nichole
Nichole 16 dias atrás
Well stated!
Liz
Liz 2 meses 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 ❤️
ThunderKat
ThunderKat 16 horas atrás
@ziaride i greatly understand your wife's pain/ memories i have a few scar marks on the top of my arms from being cut time from time. As i have learned over time to turn that hurt / pain into more of a spiritual proud warrior that survived with great strenghth and courage running away when every normal day emotions would flare up was the hardest for me to get passed the ocean was and still is my great space!!💗💗💗
ThunderKat
ThunderKat 16 horas atrás
@Jax the Wolf Thank You💗💗
Jax the Wolf
Jax the Wolf Dia atrás
@Wolfson 242 Many but not all.
Jax the Wolf
Jax the Wolf Dia atrás
@ThunderKat Congratulations! Some native americans do have African blood because natives and enslaved africans interacted
Susan of Hull Humberside
No one had done more than Westernkind (heritage Americans) to preserve and do good for other races
Deedee Blades
Deedee Blades 26 dias atrás
I do believe that their ancestors lead them to this house, what an amazing story.
Deedee Blades
Deedee Blades 20 dias atrás
I also believe that the most high God played a part in this amazing story too no doubt about it. 🇬🇧❤️🙏🏽
Cynthia Mitchell
Cynthia Mitchell 20 dias atrás
I believe it to. Not God. Give honor to those please.
LVGOTNEXT WORLDWIDE
LVGOTNEXT WORLDWIDE 23 dias atrás
Energy 💯
Su L
Su L 26 dias atrás
How incredible! A bitter-sweet gift. The old tree is the only witness. My ancestors were massacred (here in Australia) and two generations were silenced. Many in our country are still in denial that we should even look back to the colonial past. We descendants are now trying to piece together the puzzles and of course records, if you can find them, only go back so far. Governments tend to cover up genocide although surprisingly, some records are completely open about shooting the Aboriginal people because they did not see it as an issue. It can take multiple generations to add pieces together to establish the truth. Every small success is a celebration for a family descended from enslavement and persecution. Thank you for sharing your story with the world.
Su L
Su L 14 dias atrás
@Rose Stanley hi again. My ancestors were woolwonga nation of the Northern Territory, Australia. It was heart of pine creek Goldfields.thus the aggressive genocide compared to some other nations.
Rose Stanley
Rose Stanley 16 dias atrás
I know what you mean Su L where were your family from my ancestors from the 1800's were Cheenaman and his wife Betsy they were my 4th great grandparents from my mothers fathers mothers side i have had been contacted by others on my heritage and ancestory who family also came from them and i found that my ancestors were massacred at buff rock yt was called the buff rock massacre could that be the same one as your's please reply
Baca World
Baca World 23 dias atrás
I can’t imagine the joy and hope his family would have felt if they could have seen the future all those years ago. What absolute joy I have for this family!
Glenn Younger with EnLIGHTertainment
There's so much still left to do, but THIS story gives me hope for the future... goose bumps at the synchronicity... an ache in my chest for the past... and a vicarious sense of rightness for how this one family came full circle to where their lineage began on new shores. I love how he is setting up a non-profit to create a museum, too. Thank you. It's important to remember lessons from the past.
Timothy Patton
Timothy Patton 9 dias atrás
@LetMeUpgradeU get over it, celebrate the progress and especially this family that got to own this property! its amazing!
Jo Jo
Jo Jo 18 dias atrás
@LetMeUpgradeU let it go. Many groups go through this. There’s people still going through this
Reach1898
Reach1898 18 dias atrás
@LetMeUpgradeU just about everyone had ancestors that were slaves! But why is it that the only ones that matter are the ones that were black?
Glenn Younger with EnLIGHTertainment
@Weebly Winkleman That’s a valid observation. As an expat living in Europe, I’ve been watching how the US online culture has been steadily moving towards victim mentality. In so many issues, people seem to be trigger happy in blaming others. There are things to be fixed, that’s for SURE. But as long as one is in victim mode, they feed the very thing they want to change, you know?
Weebly Winkleman
Weebly Winkleman 20 dias atrás
@LetMeUpgradeU Wasn't a black person voted to be president of the entire country...TWICE... NBA star's are doing quiet well, as are musicians.. in fact anyone that wants to do well and is willing to work.. can do and does do.. it's time you started to understand the concept of personal responsibility
Steven Arguelles
Steven Arguelles 2 meses 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!
DJB2000
DJB2000 2 meses atrás
​@Jocephus Who were your ancestors enslaved by?
knmonlinemedia
knmonlinemedia 2 meses atrás
don't feed the hateful troll
ShrinkDavid 1982
ShrinkDavid 1982 2 meses atrás
@Jocephus wht are you talking about?
Alvin Conti
Alvin Conti 2 meses atrás
@Jocephus are you ok? Why did the point go totally over your head. I really doubt any descendant of the enslaved think the fact their ancestors were enslaved makes them special. What makes them special is their resilience and ability to thrive despite American slavery and the institutions that are still in play to keep them down and dehumanize them.
Ikramuddin Zwane
Ikramuddin Zwane 2 meses atrás
My thoughts exactly too.
Toya Wallace
Toya Wallace 24 dias atrás
What an amazing story! God wanted this family to know the untold history of the Miller Family. The Miller Ancestors are beaming with joy right now because their family has returned home. I Love It.
lisbeth matamoros
lisbeth matamoros 19 dias atrás
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy God is good and his promises stay true!!! Hallelujah I pray more families find peace like this one!!
Brittney
Brittney 20 dias atrás
This is such a beautiful full circle moment for this family!!! No doubt the ancestors led them there and they’re rejoicing and smiling down ♥️✨
Annis
Annis 5 dias atrás
Brought some tears to my eyes. I think about our property in Tobago, that slaves once owned snd our grandparents purchased. Happy for Fred and his relatives can enjoy and the secrets are out.
Red Papi
Red Papi 24 dias atrás
This is why education on the truth of slavery in this country has been important. What it did for this family was find out more about their ancestors. I learned just from watching this video. I never knew slaves were listed by numbers before a certain time and how the grave marking would be. It's emotional to watch this video and imagine what they had gone through. That is why when someone tries to be racists, you can't tell me nothing about my ancestors and use derogatory remarks because they were very strong with endurances and they persevered and fought for emancipation changing the course of this country.
mirika888
mirika888 3 meses 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.
Szájer
Szájer Mês atrás
@lois bullock What can you tell of White European slavery here in the US?
Brutal Honesty
Brutal Honesty 2 meses atrás
@No Wire Hangers Are you paying the rent to God? He is the owner of all land and all bodies. Show some appreciation.
Devell Burch
Devell Burch 2 meses atrás
@Jesus Saves!, B4 SLAVERY BLACKS ANCESTORS SUNG KUMBIYAH= COME BY HERE GOD/YAH AS IN THE WORD HALLELUYAH= PRAISE GOD/YAH, IJS.
A McDonald
A McDonald 2 meses atrás
I to like to tap through videos for my virtue signal fix. You stole my hit!
Paul Altman
Paul Altman 2 meses atrás
Not just wow, but wowie wow wow wow wow!
Katfiishn
Katfiishn 26 dias atrás
Watching this from another country makes me realise that slavery really wasn’t that long ago in American history. Just crazy to think about. Best of luck to the family in reclaiming their history and identity. I’m sure it must be an extra powerful feeling in buying the land that their ancestors undoubtedly shaped.
LaurieG
LaurieG 4 horas atrás
@D Raines slavery is taught in schools and you have black history month. Thats hardly being told to not talk about it. Black people weren't the only slaves throughout history. Let's talk about that. Let's talk about the slavery that still exists in other countries and try to stop that.
D Raines
D Raines 10 horas atrás
Thank you for recognizing the sensitivity timeframe of it all. Here in the states, we are told by them to stop talking about it because it happened so long ago smh 🤦🏾 😒
LaurieG
LaurieG 21 dia atrás
@CoCo I refuted your point.
suruha2306
suruha2306 5 dias atrás
So, not only did the family learn their own 'roots', they hopefully made their ancestors proud. Wonderful story! My blessings to the Millers and family.
Kayleah H. Madison
Kayleah H. Madison 24 dias atrás
wow. this was an incredible story to watch. buying a house unknowingly was where your ancestors were slaved would've blown my mind. yet, as in this piece, the family has come full circle.
PCBacklash _
PCBacklash _ 21 dia atrás
So, in a way, this family finally re-connected with the 'ancestral home' they never knew they had! Amazing! As someone who quickly recognized the census records they were perusing (having spent countless hours doing so myself), I find this all very fascinating.
rondinella
rondinella 3 meses 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.
Susan of Hull Humberside
Its just full on antiwhitism
J M
J M Dia atrás
Justice is getting your money back.
Bright Emerald
Bright Emerald 21 dia atrás
Pay no attention to the negative TROLLs. I’m sure they are part of the racist community. The comments reflect their lack of knowledge regarding slavery.
Syd Ysf
Syd Ysf 26 dias atrás
@Yesterday Productions same as selling drug and buying drug, both wrong
ANGE UMUTONI
ANGE UMUTONI Dia atrás
Let the story of slavery be taught...Happy for this family ❤️
Shannon Burke
Shannon Burke 24 dias atrás
Growing up in an Irish household, with understanding what happened with the plantation laws going into affect in Ireland and what my family went through, my parents made very sure that I was educated about this. Because what happened to the Irish and what happened to slaves in the US need to be remembered, so that it doesn't happen again.
Toni Twitty
Toni Twitty 19 dias atrás
@F McM Wow... That made me tear up! So horrible
Shannon Burke
Shannon Burke 20 dias atrás
@Toni Twitty don’t be embarrassed. It’s not your fault that our education system is so lacking.
Shannon Burke
Shannon Burke 20 dias atrás
@Cynthia Mitchell oh. Wow.
Cynthia Mitchell
Cynthia Mitchell 20 dias atrás
Exactly. I am African American with Irish and Scottish roots due to slavery. I have walked the grounds of my ancestors. The plantation farm is about 45 mins away from my home. When I went there the feeling was magnetic. My minds eye saw my ancestors walking the grounds farming the land. It was so emotional.
F McM
F McM 20 dias atrás
@Toni Twitty the ships that the Irish sailed in to the USA fleeing from the famine were called Coffin Ships. So you can imagine what the conditions were like. We also had the Catholic Church and what they did to unmarried mothers and their babies and children in the mother and baby homes and the Magdalen laundries. My ex husband was born in one of these places and his mother was the only one of about 20 women who were there at the same time whose parents took her and her baby out of there. A lot of the women never got out and their babies were sold to wealthy Americans and they never saw their babies again. The last laundry or asylum as they were also called didn’t close until 1996. In recent years mass unmarked graves were found with the bodies of babies and children in them at a former Magdalen laundry site in 1975; another mass grave with infants bodies was discovered in Dublin in 2010 and another site discovered in 1993 had the unmarked graves of women, some of whom had no death certificates. The laundry inmates were forced to work cleaning laundry behind locked doors for which they received no wages. They were abused, physically and mentally. They hadn’t committed any crime. In fact some of them were sent there because they had been sexually abused. Young girls worked in them instead of being educated. Physical punishments for refusing to work included deprivation of meals which were often substandard anyway, solitary confinement or shaving off their hair. Most of them believed that they would remain there for life and that they would die there.
Nightshooter
Nightshooter 22 dias atrás
As a 4th generation American I can only trace my family back to my great grandfather knowing where he came From. To see this story reminds me of the pain and suffering that families go thru to know who they are. Glad you made it home. God bless you and your family.
Brian Hines
Brian Hines Dia atrás
This story not only shines the light on a Black family learning about their ancestors, it shines the light on a painful time in United States history. With me, I don't know much about my family history on my Mother or my Father's side. My Mother is from North Carolina, and my Father is from Virginia.
Tammy Olson
Tammy Olson 2 meses 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.
MIchael Barry
MIchael Barry 25 dias atrás
@Joël name the source?
Richard Clark
Richard Clark 25 dias atrás
Hello
D&B
D&B Mês atrás
@EYESEAYEW it's the houses for free, the money for free and the land for free for me.
Aviva Sharon
Aviva Sharon 2 meses atrás
@N V 9
sugar love
sugar love 26 dias atrás
What an amazing history 😱
Sabrina Sabrina
Sabrina Sabrina 2 horas atrás
Truly appreciated seeing this piece of history being shared. God bless their Family.
desiree marana
desiree marana 23 dias atrás
I have goosebumps! This family was meant to have this house. And Violet and David are smiling down on their amazing and huge family tree, I cant imagine them feeling anything but pride. what a bittersweet story.
Tina Al-Amoody
Tina Al-Amoody 27 dias atrás
What an absolutely powerful story! I’m in tears! I hope they can find out who is buried there and give them a proper memorial.
Nancy Hunter
Nancy Hunter 24 dias atrás
First let me wipe the tears away. Mr. Miller, I am so sad and sorry concerning your story. In addition, I'm so happy though that your family has found your ancestors. I'm sure they're happy to see you from heaven and lying in peace knowing now that their lives matter. R.I.P. Miller ancestors. R.I.P. The end of the segment with the children being able to laugh, play and being free touched me a lot. If I'm ever around I'd love to meet you and your entire family. ❤️❤️❤️
windycitygirl75
windycitygirl75 21 dia atrás
Omg! This was such an amazing story! It makes my heart feel peaceful! It's a small win for EVERY African American that does not know where we originate from. For every family that finds out, others should rejoice. Thank u for sharing! Yay Millers! So happy for u!
Barbara Peller
Barbara Peller 16 horas atrás
Such a powerful and empowering story. God blessed me to go to Africa some years ago, and the history and stories I heard there, will stay with me forever. I cannot begin to explain the feeling that came over me the moment that plane touched down in Africa, it felt like...I WAS HOME! As black people, we should all be enthusiastic about learning where we came from, and what our ancestors had to endure, so that we are who we are today. I am proud to be black and where I came from means as much to me as where and who I am today.
Disco
Disco 22 dias atrás
Wow this is an amazing story. I’m glad the owner is willing to allow anyone to learn about the property. It’s a museum in itself and I’m sure there’s a lot more secrets to be told.
Mikka Luu
Mikka Luu 3 meses 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.
babecat2000
babecat2000 13 dias atrás
@Cluelessbeekeeping hope you are joking
babecat2000
babecat2000 13 dias atrás
@Exo runner no you are not being realistic
Tombi Mashri
Tombi Mashri 2 meses atrás
​@Eva Hernandez True
Susan Lipke
Susan Lipke 2 meses atrás
@Samsonian or maybe one of their ancestors said a prayer that someday they would be raising their family in that big beautiful home. Prayer changes things.
Annie Dyer
Annie Dyer Dia atrás
Amen! This story of the miller family is so touching, I know what it feels like to find out who you are, and to what family you came from. May God continue to bless you. 💋❤️
Marina Conriquez
Marina Conriquez 26 dias atrás
What a beautiful story. I'm so glad they got that house back. I can't imagine how cathartic that feels. I hope the other descendents of enslaved people of sharwood also get to understand their history.
Kay Dublin
Kay Dublin 21 dia atrás
Fantastic story, I’m so happy for this family, they came “home”.
Marissa Lintob
Marissa Lintob 19 dias atrás
That’s not home
Mary Bast
Mary Bast 25 dias atrás
This is so, so, so beautiful. Wow. I'm absolutely gobsmacked and enthralled and ecstatic and heart-wrenched all at once. David and Violet Miller--your babies' babies survived, and they came back stronger than *any* of your disgusting enslavers could have ever fathomed in their wildest, twisted dreams drenched in greed. Wow. To me this just proves, yet again, that love and truth *always* win ultimately, even if it takes a long, long time. So so happy for the beautiful Miller clan. Just wow. Congrats on coming full circle, you beautiful, beautiful family.
Justine Harper
Justine Harper 22 dias atrás
Wow. Seeing all those rocks was heartbreaking. They didn’t even get to keep their names in death.
Allison
Allison 25 dias atrás
That is incredible! It feels like a showering of God's blessings upon his ancestors for the hardships they faced. A redemption and reward story for their genealogical line. Fate. And what amazing connection to their ancestors, to know they are right there. I love that he's opening it up to anyone who wants to learn. It is so so important that we learn, that we respect, and appreciate and honor all those who endured, and overcame and pushed forward, and that we continually strive to do and be better. We can not honor those lives without choosing to be better, continually making progress, creating a better future for all the generations that follow.
Richard Clark
Richard Clark 25 dias atrás
Hello how are you
HolyHammerOfByzantium
HolyHammerOfByzantium 26 dias atrás
Incredible story. I am so happy this family was able to purchase the home that became such a huge part of their collective history. Thanks to their owning the plantation house, their family has a happy ending. I'm sure their ancestors are indeed smiling to see their kin not only owning, but thriving in the house that held such torment and anguish for them. Love wins in the end.
Abby Sloan
Abby Sloan 3 horas atrás
As a preservation designer, this brings me so much joy. What a remarkable story, I hope one day this kind of generational healing and understanding becomes more common. This is one of the reasons I studied preservation and one of the reasons I continue to believe that it can offer healing for the injustices of the past.
Tori Story
Tori Story 3 meses atrás
May their ancestors have peace knowing that their family owns this home now. May they feel so connected to their ancestors too. They deserve that home so much.
Ha
Ha 2 meses atrás
@Just Me This story made you uncomfortable enough you needed to start speaking nonsense for attention? Well, here you go.
Just Me
Just Me 2 meses atrás
@GodHatesEveryoneWhoDoesn'tReadTheBible Flatulence is definitely a problem, but it is probably not as bad as oily discharge. Many people are talking about this.
GodHatesEveryoneWhoDoesn'tReadTheBible
@Just Me I can't remember, but there's a lot of similar symptoms. Flatulence is one of them.
Just Me
Just Me 2 meses atrás
@GodHatesEveryoneWhoDoesn'tReadTheBible Does oily discharge occur with that? Many cops have IBS with oily discharge.
GodHatesEveryoneWhoDoesn'tReadTheBible
@Just Me A lot of people with IBS actually have SIBO
mladywolf
mladywolf 18 dias atrás
It would be interesting if they could move Miss Sarah's Home closer to their home to save it and restore it as a way to save their family history and love it as it should be. This is amazing and wonderful to see. This story is Wow and great.
Shelley Herrin
Shelley Herrin 17 dias atrás
That would be so great! To move her home on to the property to be part of the learning/teaching display.
Samantha Judd
Samantha Judd 23 dias atrás
Wow…just wow. I’m white but it breaks my heart that this beautiful family and countless others have had to deal with their ancestors story being covered up. As painful as it was, it needs to be shared, so that we can do better. What a beautiful ending for this house, to now have a big loving family to make happy memories there!
Katherine N
Katherine N 25 dias atrás
This is a very beautiful story. You're a good man Fred, and your ancestors are no doubt very proud of you!
Jamie Verdin
Jamie Verdin 21 dia atrás
A truly amazing story. Thank you. God bless this family.
Andy Dubula
Andy Dubula 2 meses atrás
I'm overwhelmed with emotion. The ancestors wanted to be found.
Pamela Williams
Pamela Williams Mês atrás
@Venus Abraxas Bingo!
Venus Abraxas
Venus Abraxas Mês atrás
@Pamela Williams Not sure if you're thinking what I'm thinking, but reincarnation? Definitely possible.
Dj Tye
Dj Tye Mês atrás
@Kim Shelton I only can imagine. To live in a two room house, behind the larger room house. Just sad to me. Can’t read, most likely can’t write. Having to work on someone else planation. Etc Its just a lot.
Dj Tye
Dj Tye Mês atrás
@Jeff P Lawrentz Complete full circle🙌🏾
B Lincoln
B Lincoln 25 dias atrás
Absolutely amazing story and to have their ancestors watching over them all of these years. Great family lots of love and hugs. ❤
Becky Banta
Becky Banta 5 dias atrás
Thank you for taking the time, finances, research, commitment to save this house & land & facing the past. All worth so much at so many levels.
Shari Millangue
Shari Millangue 25 dias atrás
I live in a time where I believe anyone can become anything you want to be. I could not imagine that there was slavery. How awful! I am so happy that an African American has been able to buy a piece of history. I never knew how horrible it was. Blacks are precious, and I think all people are precious. I can't wait to see the future where any person can fulfill any dream. The time is now!
Cheesecake
Cheesecake 17 dias atrás
Sadly there are places where this is still reality....
Chey T
Chey T 22 dias atrás
The reality is, slavery STILL exists around the world! Not everyone gets to be what they want.😕
Brandon Mason
Brandon Mason 2 dias atrás
It’s crazy how someone can be deprived of there history of there ancestors. How do we get to a point where we don’t know any of our own ancestors
Kathleen Smith
Kathleen Smith 3 meses 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.
Chana Brown
Chana Brown 26 dias atrás
@Devin Carter right and I always wonder how did they get to the states
Virginia Barrientos
Thank you and your welcome. God bless you.
Dove ***
Dove *** 2 meses atrás
@sammy explain your 3 word comment..
LA Hawk
LA Hawk 2 meses atrás
@Devin Carter So sad that it is usually impossible to go back to pre slavery family history. Astonishing, when "Finding Your Roots" is able to do so. I'm glad that this family was able to find out as much as they did, and with dna testing maybe they can determine what part of Africa they were taken from. It is sad that they were only recorded by age and gender. Humanity has a poor track record.
Live Chat Killjoy Extraordinaire
Imagine a country changed that much?
Sarah P
Sarah P 19 dias atrás
Honestly this is an amazing story, as others have said. Happy for this family that not only do they have closure on their genealogy, but I also feel it is so appropriate that they now own this land and house. Remarkable.
Nichelle S
Nichelle S 26 dias atrás
This story gives me so many emotions. So happy for this family.
fran henry
fran henry Dia atrás
What a lovely family. I wish them years and years of happy get-togethers at Sherwood. Wish I were there.
Zett O
Zett O 2 dias atrás
That is crazy I think I met Fred Miller... He also said we're all the way here from Virginia & I said welcome.... They were getting ice cream, that is crazy if that was him I'm not 100% for sure but I think that was the guy I met, if so what a small world you never know who you'll meet!! Grateful 🙏🏽
JaEl
JaEl 2 meses atrás
My tears fell when he said that he "hugged the tree." "The tree was there when my ancestors were." My goodness.
Calbear94
Calbear94 2 meses atrás
Does this kind of tree live for at least 150 years? If not. It is just a metaphorical tree that could have been hugged.
Ma Dev Kripa
Ma Dev Kripa 2 meses atrás
I wanted to hug that tree.
maree rogers
maree rogers 2 meses atrás
The trees are called "Weeping Trees".These are trees that have been a part of or witnessed history. They are being preserved and studied. Trees are living things.
Monkey Legs
Monkey Legs 2 meses atrás
Oh me too, it was so very emotional.
Esquidilbau
Esquidilbau 2 meses atrás
the tree.... yes ... Amazing
Patricia Morton
Patricia Morton 19 dias atrás
What an incredible revelation for this family. I used to live in Halifax county Virginia and I have passed this beautiful home many, many times. The historical society really needs to step up to the plate and give this place the recognition and honor it deserves and see that the grave yard is taken care of and included. It is almost like the Miller family is getting the last laugh in a way. God bless the Miller family and I am so very glad they finally got the history they all deserve to know and pray they will get the whole story.
Laurie W
Laurie W 11 dias atrás
This choked me up. I am so very happy for this beautiful, close-knit family and how they've now come full circle. God bless you all, Miller family.
Paul Novello
Paul Novello 17 dias atrás
What a fascinating, incredible, and moving story. God bless this family! ❤️
Paws At Play
Paws At Play 23 dias atrás
What a fantastic and beautiful story! For somebody like me that never understood slavery, since I was just a kid, this is so uplifting! Their ancestors would be so proud!!!
Nola Girl
Nola Girl 3 meses atrás
His ancestors would be so proud if they had known one day their descendants would own the property
PJ Leon
PJ Leon 2 meses atrás
All he needs to do now is purchase a mule & WE WIN! 💯🙏
The Sun & Moon
The Sun & Moon 2 meses atrás
@MrPaxio it doesn’t appear as the descendants of the former slaves are starving or doing bad themselves. I know many white people who can’t afford a first home much less a plantation with 10 acres as a family get together spot! I would say EVERYONE has equal opportunity…..
Chil Out
Chil Out 2 meses atrás
I don’t think they would. They probably would have loved to get away from that house
Orion Emperor
Orion Emperor 2 meses atrás
@MrPaxio I don't think there will be any retirement on Mars. This will be more about setting history like moon landing then the money will be invested on something else.
Tisha Monroe
Tisha Monroe 18 dias atrás
I'm soHappy for the Miller Family and so proud of your amazing fortitude!!! Keep the work moving forward, and the love you have in your hearts!! I am sorry for your horrific history, and glad you have a growing family today!!!!! You are Americas best!!
Ambrose Ellis
Ambrose Ellis 23 dias atrás
It's amazingly crazy how history changes us especially what we find out what we don't know. Many African Americans one being myself can feel this history regardless of who ancestral family it is, all the connections it has and ties to us. You see I'm on a chase for family records as well through my family. One stump leads to another stump. But when you connect them the history opens more. So it's very valuable that our generations learn from this so that we can teach our children what it was before now. Everyone in this world is connected in some ways or another. That's what makes us human.
Cleva Thoughts
Cleva Thoughts 26 dias atrás
Wow this story really is inspiring. It was absolutely a guide from their ancestors to become the owners of that property.
d-jemme
d-jemme 23 dias atrás
This man is an incredibly brave soul - i literally just drove through Pittsylvania county a few days ago and one of the biggest Confederate flags I've ever seen is flying alongside Highway 29... And it's not the only one... I'm happy for him, but folks in that area still haven't taken their Trump 2020 signs down, either. It's kind of terrifying.
C Teresa
C Teresa 12 dias atrás
Welcome to the South😂😭
Ross Kennedy
Ross Kennedy 3 meses atrás
This story touched my heart as much as it breaks it. I attended Highschool only 13.5 miles from this Plantation. More power to the Miller family and my best wishes.
Lydia Onatunde
Lydia Onatunde 2 meses atrás
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