The Black Presidents Of United States of America

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Tomorrow the 4th of November 2008, Obama will be elected the 44th President of the United States. Some say this makes him the first Black President of the United States others say no. Obama Wouldn’t Be First Black President [EDITOR’S NOTE]

The Black Presidents
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Were there other “black” presidents? Some historians have reason to believe people don’t really understand the genealogy of past U.S. Presidents. Research shows at least five U.S. presidents had black ancestors and Thomas Jefferson, the nation’s third president, was considered the first black president, according to historian Leroy Vaughn, author of Black People and Their Place in World History.

Vaughn’s research shows Jefferson was not the only former black U.S. president. Who were the others? Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge. But why was this unknown? How were they elected president? All five of these presidents never acknowledged their black ancestry.

Jefferson, who served two terms between 1801 and 1809, was described as the “son of a half-breed Indian squaw and a Virginia mulatto father,” as stated in Vaughn’s findings. Jefferson also was said to have destroyed all documentation attached to his mother, even going to extremes to seize letters written by his mother to other people.

President Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, was in office between 1829 and 1837. Vaughn cites an article written in The Virginia Magazine of History that Jackson was the son of an Irish woman who married a black man. The magazine also stated that Jackson’s oldest brother had been sold as a slave.

Lincoln, the nation’s 16th president, served between 1861 and 1865. Lincoln was said to have been the illegitimate son of an African man, according to Leroy’s findings. Lincoln had very dark skin and coarse hair and his mother allegedly came from an Ethiopian tribe. His heritage fueled so much controversy that Lincoln was nicknamed “Abraham Africanus the First” by his opponents.

President Warren Harding, the 29th president, in office between 1921 and 1923, apparently never denied his ancestry. According to Vaughn, William Chancellor, a professor of economics and politics at Wooster College in Ohio, wrote a book on the Harding family genealogy. Evidently, Harding had black ancestors between both sets of parents. Chancellor also said that Harding attended Iberia College, a school founded to educate fugitive slaves.

Coolidge, the nation’s 30th president, served between 1923 and 1929 and supposedly was proud of his heritage. He claimed his mother was dark because of mixed Indian ancestry. Coolidge’s mother’s maiden name was “Moor” and in Europe the name “Moor” was given to all blacks just as “Negro” was used in America. It later was concluded that Coolidge was part black.

The only difference between Obama and these former presidents is that none of their family histories were fully acknowledged by others.

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By Aysha Hussain
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9 thoughts on “The Black Presidents Of United States of America”

    1. There is substantiative evidence that “black” people were the first human beings. The beginning of civilization. Other people developed from the blacks. Kemet (Egypt) was a black civilization. I believe that if genetic test were done in honest, all mankind would test positive as black. If this is questioned, why are we not studying white culture 2000bc?

  1. Also, #2 (or perhaps #1) John Hanson, a Black man, was the US first President . Hanson served a one year term, which was standard before the Constitution was implemented.

  2. My great-grandfather was the brother of Ida Elizabeth Stover. There is no family history of blacks going back to Civil War times. Don’t use the Internet as a source for truth. All I see for proof is that pictures of Ida “look” black. That is stupid when no reputed historian or genealogist has ever written such a thing.

    1. Wouldn’t your last name be Stover if that was true? I doubt it that you’re related to Ida Elizabeth. I just think you’re making up bullshit like any other ignorant person would. Do some research and educate yourself.

  3. Your great-grandfather was a backwood lumberjack, so don’t come dropping names here. Face it Paul Jackson, you ain’t shit. You ain’t connected to nobodies. You are faker than your fake reputed historians and genealogist. Git lost with your stupidness!

    Jahdey

  4. Paul Jackson
    The story was in “Life Magazine” during the 50’s. Although I was very young, I remember seeing the article written on her. If it is true that you are the great-grandson of Ms. Stover’s brother (which I doubt), then your family needs to come clean with you and tell you the truth. Sounds like you were born well after the 50’s. There is no need to make up these stories. Yes, sometimes the internet has bogus stories, but there are still great Libraries you can visit. Try that, it might enlighten you about your black heritage. etc.

  5. It is out of ignorance that people do not claim their true lineage. Throughout history, black contributions have been significant. Moors,Egyptians, or African American have given this world math, science, philosophy, music, and other forms of art. I first claim to be human and proud of all the colors, including “Black”. When we as civilized people can admit from where we came, we can see clearer, where we’re going. I only emphasize black achievement because it has been hidden or disguised in history. All human can lay claim to these creations through genealogy.

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