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Did You Know America has had Black Presidents BEFORE Barack Obama ?

ausetkmt 2008/11/08 20:22:18
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We repeat this history lesson, because there is so much negative discussion on the color of the newly elected president Barack Obama.

He is a Black Man.

There were other Black Presidents before President Obama. some of us believe this; some of us question it. so take it with which ever side you want to claim. we stand convinced that the historians are correct and fyi, we love J.A. Rogers.

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This is from “The Voice Online”
Why Obama won't be the first black president

BY Dotun Adebayo

13698 Why We Must Participate in order to bring about CHANGE
DARK TRUTH: Dwight Eisenhower’s parents on their wedding day in 1888

TRENDY YOUNG Nichelle Carr is one of the high-flying African American attorneys backing Obama from these shores.

She works for the top law firm Linklaters, which advises the world’s leading companies, financial institutions and governments, and represents a new class of black middle class here in Britain.

She had dinner at my home the other evening, and I couldn’t help wondering whether she should be as excited as she is about the prospect of America’s first black president. After all, Obama will not be the first.

If African-Americans knew the real story of their history, I wonder how many of them would be jumping up and down as if Obama was the second coming. He’s not even the third coming, or the fourth. In fact, if he kicks John McCain into touch come November, Barack will be the SEVENTH black president of the United. Yes, seventh.

dwight d eisenhower

Remember, it’s racist America we’re talking about, where the one drop rule applies (one drop of African blood). In which case Dwight D. Eisenhower, the wartime general who became president in the fifties, is a bruvva. As one historian has recently pointed out, Eisenhower’s mum, Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower, was black.

thomas jefferson
Thomas Jefferson, America’s third president, had an Indian mother and a mulatto father. andrew jackson
Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh’s president, was the son of a black man and an Irish woman

abraham lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US president, was the illegitimate son of an African man.

warren g. harding

Harding’s own brother and sisters were raised and treated like ‘coloured’ people. According to one historian, Harding used makeup to lighten his complexion.

calvin coolidge and family

Calvin Coolidge, America’s 30th president, admitted that his mother, Victoria Josephine Moor Coolidge, was dark

Black historians have written extensively that Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Dwight Eisenhower had black ancestors. These historians include Joel A. Rodgers, Dr. Leroy Vaughn, and Dr. Auset Bakhufu.

Black historians, however, were not the first to write about the five presidents’ racially mixed families. White historians and political opponents also wrote about their black ancestors, but the books were either destroyed, went out of print or are hard to find.

The difference between Obama and these presidents is that they all passed for white (which he obviously can’t do) and shunned their dark-skinned relatives to hide their racial backgrounds.

In Thomas Jefferson’s case, there is even evidence that his daughter remained a slave during his presidency (check out the book The President’s Daughter by William Wells Brown).

Jefferson, America’s third president, had an Indian mother and a mulatto father. Jefferson destroyed all of the papers, portraits and personal effects of his mother, Jane Randolph Jefferson, when she died on March 31, 1776. He even wrote to everyone who had received letters from his mother to ask that they return them.

Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh’s president, was the son of a black man and an Irish woman. His brother, according to articles and books, was sold into slavery.

But the blackest of the presidents was Warren G. Harding, the 29th president, who served in office from 1921 to 1923. White historians claim Harding was of English and Dutch ancestry, but in truth both his parents were black.

Harding’s black ancestors escaped from the South to the North via the Underground Railroad. He even attended a college for fugitive slaves at a time when it would have been unthinkable for any white person to attend such an institution.

Iberia College, in Ohio, was founded to educate fugitive slaves – it’s now called Ohio Central College. When Republicans asked Harding to deny that he was a ‘negro’, Harding said, “How should I know whether or not one of my ancestors might have jumped the fence?”

Harding’s own brother and sisters were raised and treated like ‘coloured’ people. According to one historian, Harding used makeup to lighten his complexion.

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US president, was the illegitimate son of an African man. Lincoln’s mother, Nancy, described her son as having very dark skin and coarse hair.

Historians maintain that Thomas Lincoln was Abraham Lincoln’s father, but William H. Herndon, Lincoln’s law partner, disputes that assumption.

After Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, Herndon contacted everyone who knew Lincoln and documented his life. According to the book, The Hidden Lincoln, From The Letters And Papers Of William H. Herndon, Herndon argued that Thomas Lincoln could not have been Abraham Lincoln’s father because he was sterile as a result of childhood mumps.

Calvin Coolidge, America’s 30th president, admitted that his mother, Victoria Josephine Moor Coolidge, was dark because she was of mixed Indian ancestry. By then of course (1800) New England Indians were not pure because so many of them married black folk.

You see why Garvey said it was important to know your history before we start showing the world how ignorant of our past we are? That’s the Yanks taken care of. I haven’t even started on our black queen Elizabeth II and the other bruvvas and sistas in the royal family.

From the Book

Black People And Their Place In World History

By: Dr. Leroy Vaughn

Thanks to Dr Leroy Vaughn for this wonderful reference list :

REFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL READING

FIVE BLACK PRESIDENTS

Adler, D. (1987) Thomas Jefferson: Father of our Democracy. New York: Holiday House.

Bakhufu, A. (1993) The Six Black Presidents, Washington, D.C.: PIK2 Publications.

Bennett, L. (1988) Before the Mayflower. New Penguin Books.

Brodie, F. (1974) Thomas Jefferson, An Intimate History. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Curtis, J. (1982) Return to These Hills: The Vermont Years of Calvin Coolidge. Woodstock, Vermont: Curtis-Lieberman Books.

Dennis, R. (1970) The Black People of America. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co.

Erickson, E. (1974) Dimensions of a New Identity: Jefferson Lectures. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Kane, J. (1981) Facts About the Presidents: From George Washington to Ronald Reagan. New York: The H.W. Wilson Co.

Mapp, A. (1987) Thomas Jefferson: A Strange Case of Mistaken Identity. New York: Madison Books.

Morrow, E. (1963) Black Man in the White House. New York: Coward-McCann Inc.

Remini, R. (1966) Andrew Jackson. New York: Harper & Row

Reuter, E. (1969) The Mulatto in the United States. Haskell House.

Rogers, J. (1965) Sex and Race. St. Petersburg, FL: Helga Rogers Publishing

Rogers, J. (1965) The Five Negro Presidents. St. Petersburg, FL: Helga Rogers Publishing.

Sullivan, M. (1991) Presidential Passions: The Love Affairs of America’s Presidents - From Washington and Jefferson to Kennedy and Johnson. New York: Shapolsky Publishers Inc.

Whitney, T. (1975) The Descendants of the Presidents. Charlotte, NC: Delmar Printing Co.
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  • Outtolunch 2008/11/08 20:34:10 (edited)
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    Outtolunch
    +2
    According to Historians, America has had at least 5 presidents whose ancestors were black - Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Calvin Coolidge, Andrew Jackson, Warren Harding

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  • Kelly Marie 2012/07/06 02:51:42
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    Kelly Marie
    These times of things were brought up during elections of these men as well.Like people being called racist if they didn't like them.( sound familiar?) also it being used against them at times.
  • kaity anderson 2009/09/25 15:40:55
    no
    kaity anderson
    +1
    OBAMA IS BLACK! In public schools you have your father's heritage and your mother's tongue! He is black, sorry people (:
  • Aaron 2009/06/21 08:03:28
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    Aaron
    +1
    The John Hanson who became the first president of the Continental Congress was a white man of European descent. The black John Handson was a senator of Liberia in the mid-nineteenth century. the black one is in pictures wich wernt around untill around the civil war the white one is in portrates
  • reed67 2009/06/03 05:25:01 (edited)
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    reed67
    We don't have a black president now. His dad was black & his mom was white, figure it out.....IF he had been black he would of never made it to the white house.
  • Ragweed 2009/02/28 00:21:17
    no
    Ragweed
    +1
    So, really, he's only our first openly black president? The others were in the closet, as it were?

    That's interesting.
  • divajinx 2009/01/21 03:01:56
    no
    divajinx
    +1
    No, I did not know that. I'm going to do some research and see what I come up with.
  • RON 2009/01/02 21:04:29 (edited)
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    RON
    This information may be true or not. But if a person of mixed background is not recognized as a Black American or thinks themself black, such as Barack Obama, Then it means absolutly nothing to Black progress or history. They were elected as white Americans. Not elected despite their african decent. It is a fact that more than 25% of white Americans have either black , asian or native american blood. Just as over 70% of Blacks have diverse backgrounds. We all know the "one drop" rule is bigoted and insulting. Oh and by the way, That photo Ive seen on these boards of John Hanson is wrong. Hanson was white. Those who say that he was the first Black president and first president period, are looking at the wrong picture. First of all use common sense. That picture of the Black John Hanson was a photo. Photography was not even around at the nations founding. And his clothes are obviously from the 1800's. The nation was founded in the 1700's.
  • ausetkmt RON 2009/01/02 22:39:48
    ausetkmt
    Awww.. we see someone needs to learn their American History. This My Friend is NOT Black History - but American History.
  • zarien5 2009/01/01 00:43:07
    yes
    zarien5
    +1
    THERE WERE 8 BLK PRESIDENT ALL TOGETHER: 1st. PRESIDENT
  • acusa 2008/11/13 19:08:20
    no
    acusa
    I have heard it befoe... but never received any facts
  • SnaekySnap 2008/11/10 03:01:32
    yes
    SnaekySnap
    +1
    If you want the full truth you have to go back to a part of this nation's history that has been left out of text books. Remember, history is the story as told through the eyes of the teller. Fact is, the first Black president of this nation was also THE FIRST president of the nation, John Hanson. For those that say George Washington, he wasn't even the second president, he was the eighth (8th) president. There's dispute over this as the seven presidents came before the current Constitution under which George Washington was the first to be elected under. However, the Articles of Confederation which preceded the Constitution provided for a position of President of the Continental Congress as the highest authority and later adopted the title President of the United States in Congress Assembled which John Hanson was first to hold and the six that followed him also held. Why they leave this out of text books I have no idea but the history is there if you want to look it up.
  • ausetkmt 2008/11/09 02:40:08
    yes
    ausetkmt
    really
  • 232 2008/11/09 01:20:51
    yes
    232
    +1
    they didn't teach that in school but it true
  • diaverde08-AmericanKilljoy 2008/11/08 20:47:49
    no
    diaverde08-AmericanKilljoy
    Well, not the U.S. of American anyway.
    I'm not sure about Mexico and Canada.
  • kat 2008/11/08 20:37:56 (edited)
    no
    kat
    trust me, america has never had a black president. some of them may have been related to blacks but never in the history of america, beginning with the landing at plymouth, has there ever been a black president or anything before obama. wut kinda crack have u been smokin?
  • Tom kat 2008/12/08 21:44:57
    Tom
    Kat, "you can't handle the truth."
  • kat Tom 2009/02/13 19:33:41
    kat
    +1
    ok. but seriously, where was that heard? the u.s. has honestly never had a black pres. b4 obama. unless there were more presedents than wut they tell us and the government is just lying to everybody. which wouldn't really surprise me.
  • Mugsy10 kat 2011/07/15 19:01:48
    Mugsy10
    +1
    Kat being black is taboo in this country. Look at what Obama is going through in the White house in 2011. So can you imagine what someone black went through in 1776!! if you could pass for white then thats what you did.
  • Outtolunch 2008/11/08 20:34:10 (edited)
    yes
    Outtolunch
    +2
    According to Historians, America has had at least 5 presidents whose ancestors were black - Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Calvin Coolidge, Andrew Jackson, Warren Harding
  • ausetkmt Outtolunch 2008/11/08 20:49:17
    ausetkmt
    +1
    YOU Know Your History, Congrats !
  • Outtolunch ausetkmt 2008/11/08 23:00:50
    Outtolunch
    +1
    I started an American History at University in the summer - looks like it's paying off already lol
  • hiloecho 2008/11/08 20:31:40
    no
    hiloecho
    put the blotter away

    blotter
  • Joker 23 *I AM THE LAW* 2008/11/08 20:26:12
    no
    Joker 23 *I AM THE LAW*
    America never had a black President. Where is your source on this?
  • Mugsy10 Joker 2... 2011/07/15 19:04:27
    Mugsy10
    +1
    Where is your source that it didn't have on before Obama?
  • andieboo 2008/11/08 20:26:07
    no
    andieboo
    Uhhh....

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