On Friday April 11th at 21:00 (ET), MSNBC will host the premiere of a powerful docu-movie called Meeting David Wilson. I highly recommend that you watch this incredible film, which looks at race and the legacy of slavery in an original and moving way. This really is a story of hope and reconciliation.
About the film:
David Wilson, a 28-year-old African-American journalist (and a good friend of mine), journeys into his family’s past to find answers to America’s racial divide. Along the way he meets another David Wilson, a 62 year old white man who is the descendant of his family’s slave master. This discovery leads to a momentous encounter between these two men of the same name but whose ancestors were on the opposite sides of freedom. Through DNA testing, David determines his African roots and returns to his native land.
Will their worlds collide? How will they deal with the gravity of their family’s histories and issues like reparations?
MSNBC Live Event
NBC News will air a live discussion immediately following “Meeting David Wilson,” at 10:30 p.m. ET on MSNBC. The live discussion, which will be broadcast from Howard University’s Washington, D.C. campus and stream live on msnbc.com, will focus on racial themes in America. “NBC Nightly News” Anchor and Managing Editor Brian Williams will moderate the event. Williams will be joined by “Today” Correspondent Tiki Barber.
Watch the film’s trailer here: