1741 – The Price of Negro Slaves In West Africa

1741 – The Price of Negro Slaves In West Africa

Source: The London Magazine, and Monthly Chronologer (Princeton University) 1741 - pg. 509-510 Excerpt From Page 509 Cowries, a certain type of seashell is used for money in parts of Asia and Africa. Cowrie (cowry) shells used for decorating apparels, making necklaces and playing dice games. Excerpt From Page 510 In 1740 2,400 Cowries were equal to 1 Rupee. Cowries are valued in West Africa, but specifically Guinea, as much as silver and Gold. There they are called "bougies". Cowries are worn as ornaments in necklaces and bracelets. Cowries are described as white. French merchants in Whydah paid 40 pounds…
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The First Wave of Sephardic Immigrants in Medieval England Had Dark Skin Like That of Shakespeare’s Moor

The First Wave of Sephardic Immigrants in Medieval England Had Dark Skin Like That of Shakespeare’s Moor

Source: Passing Fancies in Jewish American Literature and Culture (Indiana University Press) 2019 A.D. Note: Page 3 of the source. This source groups medieval Sephardic Jews with Moors and states both of them had dark skin, but they were also "black" due to their immorality.
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1714 – Commentary Confirms Judaism was the Religion of the Ancient Africans

1714 – Commentary Confirms Judaism was the Religion of the Ancient Africans

Source: For Africa ; Containing What is of Most Use in Bleau, Varenius, Cellarius, Cluverius, Baudrand, Brietius, Sanson, &c. ; With The Discoveries and Improvements of the Best Modern Authors to this Time (etc.): 4 (Nutt, John) 1714 A.D. - pg. 39 Page 39 - Left Side Page 39 - Right Side This source confirms the notion that Judaism has been native to Africa for thousands of years.
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In 1523 A.D. , it was Believed that Black and Red Jews in Africa were Poised To Reclaim Jerusalem

In 1523 A.D. , it was Believed that Black and Red Jews in Africa were Poised To Reclaim Jerusalem

Source: Hybrid Hate, Conflations of Antisemitism & Anti-Black Racism from the Renaissance to the Third Reich (Oxford University Press) 2020 A.D. From the source, " Blacks and Jews in the Western Imaginaire Attempts to account for human difference almost always positioned blacks and Jews outside the normative human frame, as we have seen in the case of Bruno, Vanini, La Peyrère, Kames, Voltaire, and many others, and this fact forms part of the etiology of the sickness of anti-black racism and Jew hatred. As far as blacks were concerned, color itself, the most obvious of human differences, played a major…
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Moor was Often Used to Describe Someone of African Descent who was Black who was Believed to have Come From Ethiopia or Mauritania

Moor was Often Used to Describe Someone of African Descent who was Black who was Believed to have Come From Ethiopia or Mauritania

Source: The sultana and her sisters: black women in the British Isles before 1530 (Women's History Review) 2006 A.D. From the source, "Black women exerted a cultural presence through their recognition inMiddle English and late medieval Scottish vernaculars. Although OldEnglish offers us little more than the word blacche (with its variant regionalspellings) for a black person [15], by the thirteenth century, Middle Englishhad acquired two key terms with which to signal non-white skin colour;More and Saracen. Each has variant regional spellings and neither isgender-specific, as both were applied equally to men and women. A third andrarer word was Sowdonesse (in…
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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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Jews Inhabited Both Sides of The Niger River

Jews Inhabited Both Sides of The Niger River

Source: Africa being an accurate description of the regions of Ægypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid, the land of Negroes, Guinee, Æthiopia and the Abyssines - John Ogilby 1600-1676 (University of Michigan) - Page 34 "Many Jews also are scatter'd over this Region; * some Natives, boasting themselves of Abrahams seed, inhabiting both sides the River Niger (Niger River): Others are Asian Strangers, who fled thither either from the desolation of Jerusalem by Vespa∣sian; or from Judea wasted and depopulated by the Romans, Persians, Saracens, and Christians: Or else such as came out of Europe, whence they were banish'd, viz. Out…
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1710 Map of The Kingdom of Judah In Africa

1710 Map of The Kingdom of Judah In Africa

Source: Princeton University (1710) This map shows that The Kingdom of Judah existed on the West Coast of Africa (West Africa) in 1710.
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1747 Map of The Kingdom of Judah In Africa

1747 Map of The Kingdom of Judah In Africa

Source: Library of Congress This map was created in 1747 by English cartographer Emanuel Bowen as part of a collection. He was a renowned map maker with a reputation for being accurate. Here on his map of Negroland (Africa), he notes "The Kingdom of Juda" as the "The Slave Coast". Map of The Kingdom of Judah on The Slave Coast of Africa The reason Judah fled into Africa was to escape invading armies. Their enslavement by people in slave ships was a fulfillment of the following prophecy: "Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of…
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