According to many scholars, of all races, there is overwhelming evidence that not only was the land already owned & populated by a race of people that would provide the backbone of today's Hispanic population; but Beloved & Esteemed Scholars-such as Dr. Ivan Van Sertima have proven that African scientists & explorers had also reached the continent many centuries before Columbus. The difference is that others came & left something of value-while the European stole, raped, exploited & plundered...
In his writings & lectures, Van Sertima provides evidence of how African Nations transported plants, cloth, animals, knowledge and other goods from Africa to the Americas. There is also the well-documented existence of pyramids & sculptures that carry strikingly AFRICAN features. Other scholars cite evidence that date back to anywhere from 100,000 years ago, in the case of the Olmec Heads, to the Terracotta believed to date back to 1000 B.C.
There are MANY sources of information, and Dr. Van Sertima's book is standard reading at many major universities. As always, We at The Wandering Eyes Blog encourage you to read & learn for yourself.
Below, we have attached a couple of lectures from Dr. Ivan Van Sertima himself. For more information on the African Presence in Early America, we also recommend this link: http://www.raceandhistory.com/historicalviews/ancientamerica.htm
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