|Summary||Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan (December 31, 1918 - March 19, 2015), also known as Dr. Ben, was an American writer and historian. He is considered to have been one of the nation's more notable Afrocentric scholars. Ben-Jochannan was the author of 49 books, primarily on ancient Nile Valley civilizations and their impact on Western cultures. In his writings, he asserts that the original Jews were from Ethiopia and were Black Africans, while the white Jews later adopted the Jewish faith and its customs.
Dr. Ben-Jochannan died on March 19, 2015, at the age of 96.