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Young Historian's Web Project Highlights the Role Blacks Played in Ancient European History

By: PRLog

A college student has researched, written and designed a website that takes an unconventional look at black history. It explores the lives and accomplishments of prominent blacks living in Europe during the Middle Ages, including first settlers, kings, queens, nobles, dukes and knights, among others.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. - March 15, 2022 - PRLog -- When the pandemic struck in March 2020, twenty-one-year-old college student Charles Taylor, like most other students, had to stop going to classes abruptly and spend most of his time at home under a mandatory state lockdown.  He decided to use some of his time to study something most people may never think of or know about – the role prominent blacks played in ancient European history.

"I wanted to create a site that explores unconventional black history; history that anyone will find interesting; history that has been overlooked or just not thought of ordinarily," says Taylor, who is African American.  "The site is for everyone, but I am hoping blacks, in particular, will read what's there.  It will give any reader a broader sense of our history and culture."

Taylor wrote and designed the site after doing extensive research. He has amassed a large personal library and is now an independent historian on the topic.  Many of his significant sources have come from Stanford University's Green Library, an institution that contains only authenticated scholarly works of importance.  He accessed the library's collection and numerous other notable resources online.

The website has sections on the first settlers of ancient Greece, Scotland and the British Isles; black Spartans and knights; black Germanic tribes and royalty, among other categories.  It also includes citation pages that list more than two hundred research references.

"Some of the information is starling," Taylor says.  "I expect some disbelief; but I suggest everyone read the information with an open mind and do their own research using my sources or finding their own."

You can visit the site at

Taylor plans to continue working toward his undergrad degree in history. He wants to be a teacher.

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