Before Columbus: How Africans Brought Civilization to America

The strongest evidence of African presence in America before Columbus comes from the pen of Columbus himself. In 1920, a renowned American historian and linguist, Leo Weiner of Harvard University, in his book, Africa and the discovery of America, explained how Columbus noted in his journal that Native Americans had confirmed that “black skinned people had come from the south-east in boats, trading in gold-tipped spears.

3 thoughts on “Before Columbus: How Africans Brought Civilization to America

    • iirc, ivan van sertima postulated that members of a nubian pharaohic dynasty landed in south america and, judging from monuments representing them, ruled the olmec.

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