There were Black Slaveowners?

The First, and Last, Black Slaveowners Anthony Johnson Antonio the Negro was the name given to a brother from Angola captured and sold into slavery in Virginia in 1621. He was later freed and managed to become a quite successful tobacco farmer. At this point, he’d...

Black People Invented Writing

Black People Invented Writing We tend to think that there’s some deep difference between the letters of the English alphabet, the characters of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, and the “crude” picture-writing you find on ancient artifacts from other parts of the world. But...