A Large Community of Black Jews Lived In Dahomey After WWI

A Large Community of Black Jews Lived In Dahomey After WWI

Source: Blacks Jews The Religious Challenge (Cambridge University Press) 1987, pg. 232 "Closer to our time Dr. J. Krepel noted some time after the First World War, that a large community of Black Jews existed in the interior of Dahomey. These Jews had the five books of Moses written on old parchment in Hebrew."
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Godfrey Higgins Mentions That 12th Century Edrisi Noted That Jews Were on the West Coast of Africa

Godfrey Higgins Mentions That 12th Century Edrisi Noted That Jews Were on the West Coast of Africa

Source: Anacalypsis (London: : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, Paternoster Row) 1836 A.D. Note: Page 603 of the source. Note: Page 604 of the source. This source is a short summary of key Hebrewisms in Africa by the reputable scholar Godfrey Higgins. Godfrey Higgins makes a quick reference to the tribe of Juda possibly migrating to West Africa like Guinea. Godfrey Higgins mentions Edrisi mentioning Jews being in the area of Lamlem which others have noted and the Ashantee country is mentioned. This source also mentions Canaanites fleeing into Africa which other sources have noted, as well. There…
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1893 – 115 Towns In Dahomey Belonged to The Tribe of Judah

1893 – 115 Towns In Dahomey Belonged to The Tribe of Judah

Source: A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome: With Notices of the So Called "Amazons," the Grand Customs, the Yearly Customs, the Human Sacrifices, the Present State of the Slave Trade, and the Negro's Place in Nature, Volumes 1-2 (Michigan State University) 1893 A.D. The eye dwells with delight upon the numerous country villages, like the 115 towns of the Tribe of Judah , and upon the thin forest of palms rising from the tapestry of herbage, here waving, there cut short, which combine to make this spot the Fridaus or Paradise of Dahome-land (Dahomey).
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1862 – 2,500 Slaves Shipped From Whydah In Six Weeks

1862 – 2,500 Slaves Shipped From Whydah In Six Weeks

Source: Parliamentary Papers (Great Britain Parliament House of Commons) 1862 AD - pg. 68 "The Alecto hove up for Lagos to meet the mail. I learn from Commander Raby, who is a very active office, and of considerable knowledge in Coast matters, that the Slave Trade is now at its full height at Whydah: legal trade is completely stopped, and they allow no intercourse with men-of-war." "The slavers come down the coast under the American flag, and lay off the place, making their arrangements under their noses, and as soon as the cruizers leave for Lagos, they ship their slaves…
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1862 – 1,000 Slaves Collected At Whydah – Parliamentary Papers

1862 – 1,000 Slaves Collected At Whydah – Parliamentary Papers

Source: Parliamentary Papers (Great Britain Parliament House of Commons) 1862 AD - pg. 5 "With regard to the Slave Trade in the Bights, I have heard that, subsequent to the taking of Porto Novo, the King of Dahomey had collected 1,000 slaves at Whydah: that part of the station has, however, been vigilantly watched by our cruizers, and with the exception of a vessel which escaped with a cargo of slaves from the neighbourhood of Whydah in April last, I have not heard of any slaves having been carried away from the Bights of Benin and Biafra.
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1848 – Cush Existed On Both Sides of The Red Sea

1848 – Cush Existed On Both Sides of The Red Sea

Source: The Christian Lady's Magazine, Volume 28 (R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside) 1848 A.D. Note: Page 135 of the source. Note: Page 135 of the source. Note: Page 136 of the source. Note: Page 136 of the source. This source confirms several things: the ancient Kingdom of Cush existed in both Africa and Arabia, the Himyarites were a black people, and a tribe of Bedaweens/Bedouins are black.
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1880 – Brown Natives of Palestine Looked Like Black Slaves In America

1880 – Brown Natives of Palestine Looked Like Black Slaves In America

Source: Memorials of Gilbert Haven, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 1880 A.D. Note: Page 340 of the source. Note: Page 340 of the source. Page 340 of this source confirms that some individuals in previous generations believed ancient Jews were varying shades of brown.
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Black Jews of Portugal Were the Same Color as Bicharis

Black Jews of Portugal Were the Same Color as Bicharis

Source: Sources of History in the Pentateuch: Six Lectures Delivered in Princeton Theological Seminary, on the Stone Foundation, March, 1882 (A.D.F. Randolph) 1883 A.D. Note: Page 118 of the source. Note: This picture can be found by doing a google search of "bicharis". Note: This picture can be found by doing a google search of "bicharis". Note: This picture can be found by doing a google search of "bicharis". Page 118 of this source confirms that their was a consistent black presence amongst the Jews of Portugal, but this source also gives us another group of people to compare them to…
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1841 A.D. Commentary on Jews From Judea Being Black on the Coast of Africa

1841 A.D. Commentary on Jews From Judea Being Black on the Coast of Africa

Source: A Text Book of the Origin and History, &c. &c. of the Colored People (L. Skinner, printer) 1841 A.D. Note: Page 96 of the source. This source confirms what we already know, but this post investigates the source from a different perspective. The person who stated that descendants of Jews from Judea being on the African Coast and that they are black came from James William Charles Pennington. Who was this brillant individual? He was an enslaved person in America who escaped slavery at the age of 19 and became the first black student at Yale. His book is…
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In 1814 A.D. , Judaism was Noted in West Africa

In 1814 A.D. , Judaism was Noted in West Africa

Source: A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World: Many of which are Now First Translated Into English : Digested on a New Plan ; Illustrated with Plates, Volume 16 (Bavarian State Library) 1814 A.D. This source is a paragon for understanding the polarizing view of the "Hebrewisms" of Africa. Meaning, the individual of this source isn't willing to ponder that perhaps the "natives" of West Africa are indeed connected to ancient Judaism but he acknowledges other scholars have done so. Scholars from various time frames and regions have long noted…
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