I think as more research is done about our ancestry and migrations out of the Land of Israel and into West Africa, we are going to discover a lot more about our history pre-Atlantic Slave Trade. I think we are going to find that there were a few migrations out of the Israel. This article states that "Iboland, is a region of modern-day Nigeria." This is correct, up to a point if you are looking at a modern-day map of west Africa. However, those of us who are familiar with the history know that "Iboland" is not just limited to what is known today as the country of Nigeria. Unless I'm mistaken, I think it covers a much larger land area. An old map of the area should point this out. Dr. Oriji, former professor of African history at Cal Poly State University reported that Ibo people occupied an area that extended in all directions.
The Ebo people are of particular interest to me, as I have extensive Ebo ancestry on my Mother's side (both of my great grand parents are Ebo in origin). My great grandmother and both her parents were born in Virginia and my great, great grandfather was born in Virginia. Names were very important. All the men were named Jacob or Benjamin. As I was doing my research, I got confused at times because there were so many Jacobs! My 4th great grandfather's name was Joseph and born in Virginia as well. My great grandparents migrated from Virginia to work in the Iowa coal mines of Muchinock and Buxton just before the turn of the 20th century. I have one Ebo ancestor on my paternal side as far as I know.
Buxton Iowa at one time was thought to be the "Black Utopia" in the U.S. I am what many refer to as a "Buxton descendant." Buxton, Iowa was a unique place where many Blacks of Ebo origin migrated after chattel slavery supposedly ended. To learn more about why it was called the Black Utopia see the following documentary: Searching for Buxton. This is a small, but yet important segment of Israelite history that we should know about and teach our children of it as well.
Further Recommended Reading:
The Bible is the Black Man's History Book by Mawuli
Hebrewisms of West Africa by Joseph Williams
Buxton: A Black Utopia in the Heartland, An Expanded Edition