Source: The Names We Bear A Descriptive Compendium of Bibliocal, Classical, and Common Names, Compiled So as to Aid Memory, in an Etymoloical Narrative Form and a Copious Index (H.A. Long) 1877 A.D. Note: Page 175 of the source. This source confirms that Kedar's name could allude to him being "a dark-skinned man, a negro". Kedar is the grandson of Abraham through Ishmael.
Source: Chaldean Magic Its Origin and Development (Bagster) 1877 A.D. Note: Page 11 of the source. Note: Page 346 of the source. Note: Page 346 of the source. This source confirms the ancient black presence in the near east.