16th century

Mathias de Sousa was Possibly a Portuguese Jew in Colonial Maryland

Mathias de Sousa was Possibly a Portuguese Jew in Colonial Maryland

Source: Defining race and identity in early Md. (The Baltimore Sun) 2001 A.D. From the source, " BLACK HISTORY Month offers an opportunity to spotlight the history and achievements of African people and their descendants in America. In Maryland, we celebrate the lives of men and women like Benjamin Banneker, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. It may seem ironic that in observance of the first Black History Month of the millennium, we question the identity of an official Maryland first: Mathias de Sousa -- widely celebrated as the first black man to vote in the Maryland legislature. We do not question…
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Black and Red Jews During The 16th Century-“Land of the Jews” In Africa

Black and Red Jews During The 16th Century-“Land of the Jews” In Africa

Source: Jews Color Race | Blacks as Jews | Black Jews (The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute) 2014 A.D. (please watch the first 42 minutes of the video) Dr. Lis' commentary in the video is extremely telling. First and foremost, he talks of how Red and Black Jews were both noted in the 16th century. He also confirmed yet again that Jews were deep in Africa and that they were indeed "black". This source (go to the 21:51 minute mark of the video) also shows us an old map of Africa that has in Central Africa a Latin phrase that translates…
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