October 13, 2014

How Africans Brought Civilization to America

by Garikai Chengu

It has now become common knowledge amongst academics that Christopher Columbus clearly did not discover America, not least because is it impossible to discover a people and a continent that was already there and thriving with culture. One can only wonder how Columbus could have discovered America when people were watching him from America's shores?

Contrary to popular belief, African American history did not start with slavery in the New World. An overwhelming body of new evidence is emerging which proves that Africans had frequently sailed across the Atlantic to the Americas, thousands of years before Columbus and indeed before Christ. The great ancient civilizations of Egypt and West Africa traveled to the Americas, contributing immensely to early American civilization by importing the art of pyramid building, political systems and religious practices as well as mathematics, writing and a sophisticated calendar. . . .


Adam Dunn, "1421: The Year China Discovered America?," CNN, January 13, 2003

Guy Gugliotta, "When Did Humans Come to the Americas?,", February 2013

Emanuella Grinberg, "Instead of Columbus Day, some U.S. cities celebrate Indigenous People's Day," CNN, October 13, 2014

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