The Tribe Of Judah

Addison Sarter
15 min readSep 8, 2020

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The Tribe of Judah

Before Black people were colonized by Europeans, we were known as members of the tribe of Judah. One of the largest slave ports in West Africa, where many of our ancestors were stolen from was labeled the Kingdom of Juda. Below is a 1747 map of Africa, created by an English cartographer named Edward Bowen(1693 or 1694–1767). This map, shows specifically where the ancestors of many African Americans come from.

You can view the full map on the link below. It is from website for the Library of Congress.

The Kingdom of Juda was in what is now called, Benin. According to the Washington Post, it was once West Africa’s largest slave port.

In the 1870’s, a French public research university called, the University of Montepellier, put out a book(below)on geography.

The book talks about the Kingdom of Juda, stating,

Juda is a old city frequented since the 16th century by the Portuguese slavers, who gave it its name. It’s inhabitants were said to be Judaic, “and they were indeed considered as a remnant of scattered tribes of Israel”

In other words, the Black people stolen and brought to America are the indigenous people of Israel, aka Israelites, from the Kingdom of Judah.

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