Society & Culture
Leid Stories—They Came Before Columbus: Noted Scholar Shatters 'New World' Claims of Christopher Columbus—10.08.18
Since 1937, the United States has been observing Columbus Day, the federal holiday commemorating Christopher Columbus's alleged "discovery" of the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492.
But Columbus perpetrated one of the greatest historical frauds of all time, world-renowned African !scholar and pre-Columbian expert Dr. Ivan Van Sertimer said in his groundbreaking 1976 work, They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in the Americas.
Van Sertimer unearthed volumes of evidence confirming constant contact between ancient African and pre-Colombian civilizations.
Van Sertima died in 2009 at the age of 74. World-renowned scholar Dr. Ivan van Sertimer lays bare glaring incongruities and outright lies that have propped up many myths of Columbus’s exploits while denying early and beneficial African contacts and relationships with ancient Olmec civilizations.
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