A Dream Delivered: The Lost Letters of Hawkins Wilson | Full Film | Ancestry ®

Hosted by Emmy nominated actor Anthony Anderson (“black-ish”, “Law & Order”), with cultural historian and television host Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and acclaimed director Rashidi Harper, Ancestry® premieres a powerful new film – “A Dream Delivered: The Lost Letters of Hawkins Wilson” – which brings to light a family reunion over a century in the making. Learn more at http://Ancestry.com/Blackhistory.

Follow one family’s journey to reunite with relatives of their ancestor, Hawkins Wilson, who was born into slavery and torn from his family as a young boy. As a grown, newly-freedman nearly 25 years later, Hawkins Wilson sent letters to the Freedmen’s Bureau desperately seeking assistance locating his siblings, but unfortunately, the letters were never delivered and his story, like many others, was suspended in time–until now.

This inspiring story of resilience and hope showcases the impact one family history discovery can have on an entire community that has faced many roadblocks when it comes to understanding their past.

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