Friday, March 12, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are & Emmitt Smith

All I can say is WOW!!!

Who'd have thought WDYTYA could be any better than the premier was last week with Sarah Jessica Parker? But this week they far exceeded that show with tracing Emmitt Smith's ancestry!

What a beautifully told story, that took us on a journey through one of our nation's darkest moment's. That of slavery. And it was told with beauty and dignity.

Who didn't shed tears for the slave girl Mariah who was sent away from the only home she knew at the age of 11 years old?

When it appeared Emmitt would not get closure for ancestors beyond Mariah, who was born about 1815, along came Megan Smolenyak(2) with his DNA results. She was able to tell him what region of Africa his ancestors would have been from.

Was anyone else moved to tears when Emmitt stood on the Binan shores? Or when he came to the knowledge that slave trafficking is still taking place there?

Again, all I can say is WOW!!! WDYTYA just gets better and better!

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