J.A. Rogers was a Jamaican-American author who devoted over fifty years of his life to his research. His research spanned the academic fields of history, sociology and anthropology. He challenged prevailing ideas about race, demonstrated the connections between civilizations, and traced African achievements. He was one of the greatest popularizers of African history in the 20th century. He had not only looked at world history but also at the history of people of African origin, and has show how their history is an inseparable part of the history of mankind.
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof: A Short Cut to the World History of the Negro is a compendium of “amazing facts” he presents to confirm the Black man’s central position in World History. It is a comprehensive sketch compiled from various scholarly sources. Among other things, Rogers provides to support that the Biblical Jews were indeed a black people.
On pp. 14-15, Rogers asserts: “The characters of the Bible are largely Negroes…Tacitus, the Roman historian of 90 A.D., says that the Romans of his day popularly believed that the Jews, which then abounded in Europe, came from Ethiopia, the land of the Blacks…Chaldea, the land from which the Jews originated, was also a Negro land, hence Abraham might also have been black.”