Setting the Record Straight: Europeans were not in Ancient Egypt. This is the first in a series that will challenge preconceived notions of Black History. "Black History" is actually a misnomer. Our history did not start in 1619 at Jamestown but goes back to the genesis of ancient Biblical times. We are the "People of the Book," as described by Muslims to the Portuguese when we were in Africa 1,000 years before the traffic.