Article from the Library of Congress
October 15, 1897
Black Deaf and Dumb Wonder
There has been in this city the last few days a young African Negro who claims to be a Hebrew He is deaf and dumb and black and is trying to accumulate enough money to go back to Africa if he is what he represents himself to be and what he claims is true, he is quite an interesting character he carries a pad of paper with him and a pencil, he answers all questions. by writing them in Hebrew Loschen Khodish.
What incites the most wonder is that he writes Loschen Khodish very rapidly. It is the language of the books of Moses and is made a special study of spoken and written with ease only by the rabbis and highly educated Hebrews.
The Negro was sent to one of the rabbis in Hartford who is perfectly satisfied that he is a Hebrew He says he came from a large town in Africa Where there are a tribe of about 20,000 black Hebrews who speak Loschen Khodish and are quite prosperous He also says that his father is a rabbi. In that town and that is why his father took the trouble to teach him to write those languages
Which needed and extra amount of labor on account of his being deaf and dumb he says his people don’t only write Loschen Khodish but it is their speaking language as well he left home a few years ago and has seen a great deal of the world.
In each town he hunts up the Jewish section and there they give him clothes food and money. He is now homesick and intends to go back to Africa as soon as he get’s money enough. He showed some money they had collected for him in New Haven.
What surprises him he writes is that no Hebrew knows of his country men in Africa
— Hartford Courant
( The Evidence is overwhelming my question is why are they lying about it)
WHERE IS OUR RIGHT OF RETURN!!!!! or our reparations for that matter!!!! RACISM IS REAL!!!