Historical References

Uncle Billy: The Black Rechabite

Uncle Billy: The Black Rechabite

Source: American Zion (Yale University) 2013 A.D. From American Zion, "The Rechabites from whom Billy claimed his ancestry were a biblical clan, the progeny of Jehonadab (or Jonadab), the son of Recab." Source: britannica.com (Encyclopaedia Britannica) 2007 A.D "Rechabite, member of a conservative, ascetic Israelite sect that was named for Rechab, the father of Jehonadab. Jehonadab was an ally of Jehu, a 9th century bc king of Israel, and a zealous antagonist against the worshippers of Baal, a Canaanite fertility deity. Though of obscure origin, the Rechabites apparently were related to the Kenites, according to I Chron. 2:55, a tribe…
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Israel Exiled Into West Africa

Israel Exiled Into West Africa

Source: West African Countries and Peoples, British and NativeWith the Requirements Necessary for Establishing that Self Government Recommended by the Committee of the House of Commons, 1865; and a Vindication of the African Race (University of Chicago) 1865 A.D. - Page 189-190 "The ten tribes of Israel, after they were left to follow the dictates of their own mind, and during the commotion and destructive warfare which ensued, to escape utter extermination, migrated, according to the usage of the times, in vast numbers into various countries, but principally into Northern Africa, as it then presented the safest and easiest route.…
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Judaism Continues To Grow and Thrive In Africa

Judaism Continues To Grow and Thrive In Africa

Source: What’s Happening in Africa: Cameroon, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe (Kulanu.org) 2013 Judaism continues to grow and thrive in Africa. In small villages, often with few amenities of the modern world (electricity, plumbing, running water) and far from major urban centers, Jewish communities are somehow taking root and flourishing. In Uganda, for example, where Kulanu has been actively involved in the community for 18 years, there are now seven villages with seven synagogues and close to 1500 Abayudaya Jews. The largest village of Nabagoya Hill sits a few miles outside of the town of Mbale, northeast of the capital city…
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Semites Are a Dark Complexioned, Curly Hair, Thick Lipped Race

Semites Are a Dark Complexioned, Curly Hair, Thick Lipped Race

Source: The Biblical World (University of Chicago) 1915 A.D. Page 210, "This race is characterized by a dark complexion, thick, black, curly hair, a hooked nose, rather thickened at the base, and thick lips." This book tells us about the black features of Shemites. Interestingly, this book put the Ethiopians into the Semitic family (we know Ethiopians are Hamites because the Bible tells us this) which once again shows the Israelites have a physical and linguistical affinity with Ethiopian peoples.
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Professor Jeffrey Jerome Cohen Provides Commentary On Why Jews Were Depicted As Being Black In Medieval Time Period

Professor Jeffrey Jerome Cohen Provides Commentary On Why Jews Were Depicted As Being Black In Medieval Time Period

Source: Medieval Identity Machines (University of Minnesota) 2003 A.D - pg. 277 Note: Page 277 of the Medieval Identity Machines. "In general, however, Saracens and Jews were the groups most susceptible to representation as swarthy, "Ethiopian," or black-skinned." The book Medieval Identity Machines was published in 2003. The beginning of page 277 of this book tells us that in the medieval ages, Jews being depicted as "swarthy", "Ethiopian", or "black-skinned" was used to signify race more than class which once again shows that Jews were literally seen as being black.
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Dark Skinned Hebrews With Ruddy Complexion

Dark Skinned Hebrews With Ruddy Complexion

Source: International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - 1939 A.D. From the Encyclopedia for the term ruddy, "The dark-skinned Hebrews found great beauty in a clear complexion." The complete 1939 A.D International Standard Bible Encyclopedia stated that dark-skinned Hebrews found great beauty in a clear complexion. This correlates to the biblical ruddiness being that of a black person having a ruddy complexion.
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Jews Were Originally A Dark-Skinned And Woolly-Haired People

Jews Were Originally A Dark-Skinned And Woolly-Haired People

Source: Illustrated Nature of The Animal Kingdom: Being a Systematic and Popular Description of the Habits, Structure, and Classification of Animals From The Highest to the Lowest Forms, With Their Relations To Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and The Arts (Smithsonian Libraries) 1859 A.D. - pg. 42 "The Jews appear to have been originally a dark-skinned and woolly-haired race..."
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The Black Jews of Timbuktu (Mali)

The Black Jews of Timbuktu (Mali)

Source: Shavei.org (Shavei Israel) There are approximately 1,000 people with alleged Jewish roots in Timbuktu, Mali. They arrived in the 14th century fleeing persecution in Spain, and migrated south to the Timbuktu area, at that time part of the Songhai Empire. Among them was the Kehath (Ka’ti) family, descended from Ismael Jan Kot Al-yahudi of Scheida, Morocco. Sons of this prominent family founded three villages that still exist near Timbuktu—Kirshamba, Haybomo, and Kongougara. In 1492, Askia Muhammed came to power in the previously tolerant region of Timbuktu and decreed that Jews must convert to Islam or leave; Judaism became illegal…
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UNESCO Says Ancient Egypt Was Black

UNESCO Says Ancient Egypt Was Black

Source: Ancient Civilizations of Africa (University of California) 1981 - pg. 38 In 1981, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization published General History of Africa II: Ancient Civilizations of Africa. From page 27 to page 43 of this book, UNESCO proves that the ancient Egyptians from their origins through the several thousand years they reigned to the sunset of the Roman Empire they were without a doubt a black, negroid race. Page 29 to the beginning of page 30 of this book also talks of the "brown" Mediterranean peoples, which includes Shemites, being negroes. This also ties to…
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Judaism and Christianity Present In West Africa Before The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Judaism and Christianity Present In West Africa Before The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Source: Blacks Jews : The Religious Challenge or Politics Versus Religion (Cambridge University) - Page 233 "J. Leighton Wilson was a missionary for eighteen years in Africa. In his work Western Africa: its history, condition and prospects (London 1856), he states that in Senegambia, religion was a mixture of paganism, Judaism and Islam and that it is difficult to define the areas of influence of each of the three religions. In northern Guinea paganism and Judaism were closely intertwined and in the south there were more traces of Christianity. He based his conclusions on the existence of some customs which…
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