James Morris Webb (born 1874) was a Christian preacher from USA who was active ca 1910-1930, related to the African Methodist Episcopal Church, which is considered the first African-American denomination in the United States. He was one of several preachers from this denomination who agitated for a black nationalism and a social and kristensyn which highlighted African Americans' role in history. In 1919 he published the book The Black Man, The Father Of Civilization, Proven By Biblical History. He wrote other pamphlets and charged in November 1913 an advertisement in The Chicago Defender with a picture of Jesus as a black man. Webb's intention was to "show love for their race" and "show that the Bible is all about black." Webb later became one of Marcus Garvey employees Universal Negro Improvement Association.
James Morris Webb
The Black Man, The Father Of Civilization Proven By Biblical History