Schooled by Youtube: The Legend of Timbuktu

1 Posted by - April 1, 2018 - Schooled By Youtube

At Black Then, we often see videos that make us stop and think. They frequently reveal information that is not broadcasted to the masses and are created by great talents that are not shown in mainstream media.

In this video we learn more about MNM presents a sneak preview of our new documentary about the secret history of Ancient Africa. “The Legend of Timbuktu” tells about the empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, who became the most advanced civilizations of their time and the first Sub Saharan people to accept Islam, early as 850 A.D..

From great Muslim African leaders like Mansa Musa, who raised Timbuktu to new heights, to Mansa Abubakari II, who crossed the Atlantic Ocean to America nearly 200 years before Christopher Columbus – this critically acclaimed documentary explores African history like never before.

MNM presents a sneak preview of our new documentary about the secret history of Ancient Africa. “The Legend of Timbuktu” tells about the empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, who became the most advanced civilizations of their time and the first Sub Saharan people to accept Islam, early as 850 A.D..

From great Muslim African leaders like Mansa Musa, who raised Timbuktu to new heights, to Mansa Abubakari II, who crossed the Atlantic Ocean to America nearly 200 years before Christopher Columbus – this critically acclaimed documentary explores African history like never before.

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45 Comments

  • Mahdi Mallah December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    I am learning about this in 5th grade it is so cool it is interesting

  • matthew mann December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    The Mosques, Palaces, and certain Clothing like the Turban's and other head ware at least some of them where obviously Semitic Influenced but The Umbrella's, Chair's, Gold, Jewelry, Tusk Barriers, and other things where obviously Black by itself without outside help.

  • minetodiem December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    lol cheat on test

  • Darth Immortal December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    But that's Zheng He…..

  • Andrew_Owens December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    It isn't a legend, I've been there! Between ISIS and the neo-colonials, it's being erased, but those of us who have seen it know better.

  • ron washington December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    Actually he was from a Caucasian race his not black!! Jesus you Afrocentric have no history stealing others.

  • Gayretard jewishlesbian December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    my 7th grade history teacher the only teacher to mention this city

  • Obi W. December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    Nice. Very informative!

  • Lan.J December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    Would be nice to have some sources from this video.

  • Monica Rae December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    Thanks for sharing!!Excellent Info!!

  • Mike Lawry December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    Riley if your going to comment make it with truth and knowledge people don't know how ignorant you are until you open your mouth and that s*** you just commented it the dumbest s*** I ever heard in my life we already have enough assholes in the world so take your ass back to the mountains from where you came or go stand in the sun so you can burn like the vampires y'all are.

  • Asedri Amin December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    It's good thing that now African history is put on YouTube for the world to read for themselves about the past of Africa. However, one fact becomes clear, 1) That new facts imaging about African history. 2) In this video, the facts are not being chronologically stated; historically speaking, Mali Empire was last strongest African empire to come to an end and at the same time the best empire in the world at the time to have existed, with no any doubt, the success of the greatest World Mali Empire was and is credited to the man today we call " Empror Mansa Musa " Read more about Mali Empire if you're interested, it has very interesting history that connected the entire world that will definitely shade some light into world middle ages civilization.

  • Mellow DNA December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    Hmm I didn't learn that in school… Wonder why ?

  • kalilou sow December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    it's West Africa Mali my country

    • Will December 23, 2016 - 9:58 am Reply

      I have 31% Mali DNA according to Ancestry.com 🙂

  • Cantiaci December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    The Mali empire is interesting I do not understand why people have to lie so much about African history this documentary is suggesting that native Americans are some how Africans and that they settled there, when this is no evidence they even made it across the ocean. This video started well but then it left all facts and started saying far fetched claims were facts shame.

  • Amorose Lamour December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    we are the first n we will be the last we are superior genetically dominant melanin the skin of the universe

  • iLLzWiLLz Watu'z December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    ##yissal check out my poetry

  • pjsmokke December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    Whats full of crap is that Christopher Columbus, The same person who has a holiday that is observed by the American Government even today 2016 discovered America??? GTFOH

  • parkkbaby62 December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    israelites civilization

  • Jorrdi Jabob December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    Except for a few trolls I don't see any white kkk racists. What the hell are you guys talking about? Can't a man watch a video and read a commets section without having to bare witness to the mating cries of the ignorant?

    Its not like Africans can't have their own empires and civilizations. Are not Europeans allowed to have their own civilization?

    I Guess this is the wrong place to find decent conversationalists and neutral grounds.

  • Reezy37 December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    It is true that the Malian emporer, Abubakari ii, had over 2000 ships constructed to search for new land but there is no evidence to suggest that they made it to the America's however. The Mali empire also had large fleets of war canoes with some measuring 80 feet long and capable of holding 20-120 warriors. Like the Malian ships the Malian war canoes were extremely good at traveling on the water. In fact the Malian war canoe was so good at traveling on the water that when the Portuguese started raiding the West African coast for black slaves in the 1440s and 1450s the Mandika warriors in their massive war canoes were able to decimate the Portuguese raiding parties and the Portuguese were forced to resort to peaceful trade instead. The soldiers of the Mali empire were legendary when it came to using long ranged weapons such as the bow and arrow and javelin or throwing stick and were able to destroy enemies such as the Portuguese and Moroccans even though in all the battles that the Mandika had with the Portuguese and Moroccans the Moroccans and Portuguese were usually armed with guns and cannons. The Mali military is consistently reported to have had about 100000 soldiers who were armed with bow and arrows, swords, lances, javelins, horses and chain mail armor. It was the collapse of both the Mali empire and the even bigger Songhai Empire that allowed the transatlantic slave trade to flourish. Had either one of the empires survived and remained strong the transatlantic slave trade may not have had such a devastating effect on Africa.

  • Paul Patton December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    almost certain….

  • light01231 December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    Besides the racial comments, the FACTs reported here are WRONG. Sorry.
    They are NOT true — historically.

  • Lebogang Xulu December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    its funny reading the comments from some of the white people who are finding it difficult to deal with the fact that black people have never been inferior

  • Desmond Price December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    okay I'll watch a little further this is a crock of giving Muslim prays for Hebrew greatness there were no Muslims that made that Nation they always gotta try to poke their ugly head in and take credit you couldn't just be black greatness in all actuality masa Musa only prosperous so is a king because he was a descendant of the Hebrew Israelites when he converted to Islam that's when things start going downhill get your facts straight if that is our problem now black people we need to return back to our Hebrew Roots why would you be a Muslim those are the same people who enslaves you enforce Islam on you in the first place we were Hebrews to begin with not by religion but by Blood and Covenant

  • Desmond Price December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    some of these facts are right but what you must add is it was founded as a Hebrew state and then converted to Muslim and that's when it met its downfall

  • Terha Riadh December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    evryone was happy till when the knowlog reached europe then the war crimes began.

  • MJ 10 December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    It amazes me. Black folks will see the POSITIVE history of the Muslims, and just like white folks, will still have nothing but negative comments. How about you educate yourselves on all the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salaam who were of African descent… including his wife Sauda May Allah be pleased with them. African Americans are like brain washed apes…if your not singing hymns for Jesus (who never said he was your Lord, nor did he sing hymns himself), your an atheist, following the THEORIES of European scientists that their is no Creator, only a Creation. Sad. # As for me…there is no Racism in Islam, no Nationalism in Islam, I'm Muslim First and Last.

  • ras alfonso December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    black man know yourself

  • jugganot halbert December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    go to YouTube and type new toy invention z tag and check out my game hotep

  • Wayne Dawkins December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    Yes religion , actually external myths have destroyed Africa. The nonsense, black people saw Noah naked so we must be servants. What nonsense. Still wanna know the first muslim and christian before Adam.

  • jsscb7 December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    I have never learned any of this in high school or college smh they truly hide Black history in America and my Major was History

  • ethiopianeyes December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    that's what ruined us as a kingdom, accepting someone else's religion. it has destroyed us. return to your home called hell Allah and jesus, return to cold darkness you arose from.

  • Two negative white women Neanderthal December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    beautiful strong black history

  • NeCacaluXuxultic December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    Ther is no evidence of american contact. The ORIGINAL document stated that the boats all sank due to a storm except for one. I am not saying it wasn't possible since they did send a TON of shit… I am saying that there is no proof despite the possibility.

  • Demetrius Duerson December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    kkk whites love watching black videos and leaving kkk comments

  • ENGLISH JONA December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    6:40 the nigger narrator say Portuguese ships then shows you an Egyptian ship
    hes been very well paid to say this bullshit they all have they all have sold us out

  • G. Reid December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    Incredible, especially the part about the statue

  • nette time December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    This is why we are refused a proper chance at a good life.

  • Brian Smirl (Shiny emboar master) December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    this crap is dumn and yes I did just say that because it sucks

  • kieth thornton December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    ARABIAN ISLAM KILLED MILLIONS OF BLACK AFRICANS AND STRATED THE SLAVE TRADE OF BLACKS AROUND THE WORLD.  1500 YEARS THEY SOLD BLACKS INTO SLAVERY WITH THEIR ISLAM.  WHITE KAZARS aka JEWS SEEN THE WEALTH Arabians WAS MAKING OFF OF SELLING OUR BLACK KINGS AND QUEENS and OUR BABIES. WHITES with their GOOD SHIP JESUS did the same thing to US BLACKS JUST A 100 times worst  see GOOD BYE UNCLE TOM

  • Street Imam December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    This is the truth. white people hate this truth .

  • Lula Delphine Young December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    If this documentary is factual, how can it be a legend?.. This is real history. The title should not be "Legend."….This is Black African history. This is the White man's version of the title for this documentary about Timbuktu.

  • Marcel December 22, 2016 - 3:25 am Reply

    I am very thankful for this wealth of knowledge and will continue to explore my true history and not this whitewashed babble.

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