Upper Senegal King Saves Moorish Life in Spain
There was once a King named Yusuf who lived during the time period of 1080s. He was King of Upper Senegal and he was most known for saving the Moorish civilization in Spain in 1086.
History states that the Moors were being pushed out of Spain by the white Christians of Germanic descent. This is when Yusuf crossed the Strait of Gibraltar with only 15,000 jet black men and another 10,000 from the Moors.
They banded together and met the white king, Alphonso VI at Zalacca who had an army of 70,000. King Yusuf didn’t flench at the army that was nearly three times the size of his, he just went to work on them.
The flower of white knighthood was destroyed; Yusuf inflicted a terrific defeat upon them. One of the key figures who fell in that battle to the military prowess of Yusuf was one people called “The Cid”, the greatest figure of the heroic age of Spain.
This and more stories are in J.A. Rogers, “100 Amazing Facts About the Negro”