The Purvises and Dacostas Were Major Black Jewish Families in Early America

Source: A Gentleman of Color: The Life of James Forten (Oxford University Press) 2003 A.D.


Page 438 of this book is yet another confirmation that many of the early Jewish families, especially the prominent members, were black Jews. This source tells us the Purvises and the Dacosta family were of Jewish and African ancestry, so one could equate them to being black Jews.

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  • Kudos to Black History In The Bible and Truth Ministries for bringing this knowledge to the attention of the Black Hebrew Community. Until recently, I was aware of only three individuals who identified themselves as Black Jews: 1) Wentworth Arthur Matthew of Commandment Keepers in New York; 2) Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan, Author & Historian and 3) Sammy Davis Jr., Entertainer.

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