The descendants of a slave and plantation owner met for dinner 181 years later



Courtesy Nkrumrah Steward

Robert Adams, left, and Nkrumah Steward at Wavering Place Plantation.

Nkrumah Steward descends from slaves. Robert Adams descends from slave owners. And last month, the men dined at the same table, on the very plantation where Adams' ancestors once owned Steward's, ABC News reports

In fact, the two men are actually blood relatives: In 1835, slave owner Joel Robert Adams had a child with a slave named Sarah Jones Adams. That child was Steward's great great great grandmother. 

Now - 181 years later - the families have reconnected and hope to become friends.