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When Did Black History Begin?
Black history didn’t begin with the arrival of the first African slaves in America. It didn’t start with the Ghana Empire or the Nubian Kingdom of Kush in Africa. Black history began in the Garden of Eden. When we think about the most important figures in Black history, we tend to think about African leaders like Kwame Nkrumah or Black American heroes like Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr. When we think about Black history, we think about those people and many more—except the most important person of them all: Adam. Many of us have unintentionally accepted the racist