Local NY Reporter Discovers African Family History

Cheryl Wills

Cheryl Wills, a reporter for a local New York television channel, gave a talk at the United Nations about her African heritage this week in celebration of UN Africa Day.

A few years ago while surfing the web on her day off from work, Cheryl discovered her family history. She found that her great-great-great grandfather Sandy, a slave who was sold at the age of 10, fought in the American Civil War. This inspired her to chronicle her heritage in a new book, Die Free, A Heroic Family Tale

UN Radio's Radmilla Suleymanova asked Cheryl about Die Free, what inspired her to write it and why she thinks it's so important to know where you come from.

 Duration: 3'00"

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