I wanna get one thing straight right out of the gate. The Black man pictured above is my grandfather Charles Judah Gaylord, Jr. He was my great-great grandfather born in 1852 into slavery in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. My grandfather was a result of a White and Black union making him what was then called a Mulatto. Grandpa Charles married a Scottish-American Jewess named Shoshannah Miriam Morrison (aka Susannah Mary Morrison), pictured below, far left.
Their daughter Emma Rachel Gaylord (2nd photo from the left) was my great grandmother that I don’t remember because I was too young when she died. She passed easily for White, but was documented as Black in every year of the United States Census because racists wanted to make sure everybody know who the Negros were that looked White. The third photo is my grandmother Mary Katherine Horstmann that I grew up with in La Grange, Kentucky.
I never knew about my black ancestry until my great aunt Irene Horstmann Kelly told me all about it back in the 1990’s when I lived near her and attended church with her. At that time in my life when she told me that her grandfather has been part Black it sort of went in one ear and out the other and it was not a big deal to me. It didn’t become a big deal to me till I came into contact with a distant relative when doing genealogy research on Ancestry.com who gave me a picture of Grandpa Gaylord and I began digging deeper to find out more.
Now that I’ve established my Black ancestry for you, the reader, I don’t want anybody trying to accuse me of being racist against Blacks. I was born a Truth Teller and I don’t shy away from inconvenient truths about my ancestry that my grandmother tried to hide and I don’t blame her because when she was a girl the KKK came and burned her family log cabin home down in Goshen, Kentucky where they lived. Had it not been for the good neighbor Rule family who saw what was happening and came with guns a blazing my family may have been all killed that night and I would have never been born.
Let me begin writing now about the Black Hebrew Israelite movement who believes the Black race are the original children of Ya’cov/Jacob/Israel. Where is the common sense of Black folk? We have the artwork, coffins, and carved representations of the Pharaohs of Egypt that had the Israelites enslaved. Those ancient Egyptians were obvious Negro’s and the Israelites were not. The Israelites descended from the people of India, another dark-skinned people as the preserved Yemenite Jews prove, but nothing close to being African Negros.
Throughout Scripture the different African Negro groups were always sure to be pointed out by the Israelites, later the Hebrews, and finally the Jews. While the original Israelites were dark skinned as the Yemenites are to this day, and we know Israelites went against YHVH’s Commandments and because of their sexual lusts took women of the various Negro groups as wives and this is always documented because why? They wanted to make sure that it was forever documented that it was the then Superior African Negros that had the upper hand and rule over them. The non-Negroid Israelites spent their 400 prophesied years in slavery in Egypt. Today’s Negros want to revise history to say that Israelites in Egypt didn’t fulfill that prophecy, but Negros fulfilled that prophecy in the 1600’s when they began bringing African on ships to America to be slave labor.
Look, I know first hand what it like to have a hard way to go living with my family descending partially from African slaves. My family has suffered immensely and I’d be very happy to take some reparations due to the hardships my enslaved ancestors and their descendants suffered after the abolishment of slavery. I cannot in good conscience allow people to believe this false Black Hebrew Israelite movement though. Did African’s intermingle through marriage with the Israelites? Yes, it’s documented in Scripture and that’s the proof that the Israelites were not Black Africans. This whole Black Hebrew Israelite movement is a very misguided racist attempt to get revenge on the Jews brought them to America on slave ships and owned many of them in the South.
I’ve heard Blacks say that 2000 years ago the Jews left with dark skin, but came back later as White. Well, duh, intermarriage was still a thing. Why you think I don’t look as Black as some of my distant relatives? If you keep adding cream to a cup of Black coffee it’s eventually gonna go white.
Blacks have their place among the Nations and if they want they can convert to Judaism, but don’t try to pull some revisionist junk on Scripture to paint yourself in as the real Israelites. Yes, Blacks have had a hard way to go on this planet because of their skin color, but it’s time to move on. We live in a better world now where everybody is equally discriminated against for whatever reasons. There is absolutely NOTHING to benefit from with G_d or no financial benefits to claiming to be the original Israelites. It’s all about Racism and Black hatred of the Jews whom I imagine took out a bit of revenge for having been made slaves in Egypt. What goes around comes around. It’s like karma folks. The African Negros first enslaved the Israelites and later the Jews enslaved the Negros. Can we all just put the past behind and get along? We are supposed to be about the business of forgiving our neighbor and loving our neighbor, keeping the Law of YHVH and attaining salvation through Yeshua so our eternal soul is not destroyed. If revenge on Whitey or the Jew is so important as to lose you soul over it then knock yourself out.