Danny Hutson

100 thoughts on “Russell Wilson with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at The Richmond Forum

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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…

  12. 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.

  13. 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"

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. elite people stay elite one of the most talented humans in the word is a decedent from the talented humans of the time.

  18. 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.

  19. MY LAST NAME I CAN'T STAND IT WITCHER WOULD BE INTERESTING TO KNOW THE HISTORY BEHIND SUCH A WICKED NAME.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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 !

  23. 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?

  24. Thank you for sharing this video. It was one of the best I have seen and answered so many historical questions for me.

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. Mandigo! I hope he gets his artistic heritage back into the family. Charity gave freedom to her husband and her children.

  28. Love Henry Louis Gates and his Family History work! This is another incredible Family history account… fantastic!!!!

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. Why couldn't they have been Black Native America's that were already here. All blacks did not come over on slave ship.

  32. 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?

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. Yes Very Good Man Ciara is Extremely Lucky and So is Russell God put you and him together!!!!! Excellent Role Models!!!

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

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