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Yearning For A Sense of Belonging, History and Healing with David Wellington

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Part I

David Wellington will share his twenty-eight years of research of discovering  his roots from slavery to freedom and how this discovery has brought about a Sense of Healing, Love of Family, Education, Liberation, and Unity.

David Wellington is working with the Prince George's Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society to celebrate the emancipation of Maryland slaves scheduled for November 1, 2014. He has been a docent for the Mary Surratt House Museum for a year. He also spoke at the first celebration of the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, DC in 1998 and lectures about his USCT Civil War Great Grandfather Pvt. Frank Worthington.

Frank Worthington was born a slave in 1842 on a plantation in Pitt County, North Carolina.  He was owned by Isaac Worthington.  Frank escaped from slavery and on December 13, 1864, he joined the United States Colored Troops of the Union Army in New Bern, North Carolina.  Private Worthington served honorably through the remainder of the War in Companies B & E of the 14th Regiment United States Heavy Artillery.