We just lost one of the most significant Afrikan world scholars to walk this earth. He leaped on the scene in the late 1970s, early 1980s with the publishing of his major pioneering work, They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence In Ancient America. It demonstrated that Afrikans were sailing and settling in the Americas during the period 1200 BC–600 BC. This virtually eliminated any story of Columbus discovering America. The national uproar the book caused reached the highest levels. Scholars were attacking him from every corner.