By Donald V. Watkins
©Copyrighted and Published on July 29, 2019
In the Watkins family, we have known what real love is for five generations. It all started when William Carmichael, who was born on December 5, 1838, met and fell in love with a beautiful “mulatto” girl in Mississippi named Olivia Williamson, who was born on April 20, 1847.
Oliva and William married in Crawford Station, Mississippi, on March 25, 1865 -- about two weeks before General Robert E. Lee surrendered his 28,000 confederate troops to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox. Their love for each other was more powerful than the entrenched racial customs in Mississippi at the time. It has inspired five generations of true love within the entire Watkins family.
As a family, we have been too busy loving each other to hate on others. If you want to know what love is, click on the video in this article and feel it for yourself.
I am sharing this special video on familial love with my readers because so many of you have supported us through our most difficult days. I hope you enjoy it. We certainly did.