Fitz Balintine Pettersburg

Reverend Fitz Balintine Pettersburg was a proto-Rastafari preacher, and author of the Royal Parchment Scroll of Black Supremacy, published in 1926. He influenced Leonard Howell, who according to author Barry Chevannes, plagiarised the Royal Parchment Scroll in his 1935 book The Promise Key.[1][2]


  1. ^ Chevannes, Barry (1994). Rastafari: Roots and Ideology. Syracuse University Press. p. 42.
  2. ^ Homiak, John P. (2005). "Understanding a Modern Antique: Challenges to Representing Rastafari in the Twenty-First Century" (PDF). New West Indian Guide. 79 (1&2): 89.