Barack Obama is widely known as the United States' first black
president. But is he really the country's first African-American
Rumor has it
there are six other former presidents who had African-American ancestry.
Several scholars have discussed the genealogy of these presidents in
the past, and the debate was reignited after Obama was elected in 2008.
Barack Hussein Obama II is the
44th and current President of the United States. He is the
first African American to hold the office. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii,
In his 19-page pamphlet
Five Negro Presidents,' Joel A. Rogers
wrote that the country's
third president was described by a political opponent as the "son of
a half-breed Indian squaw and a Virginia mulatto father."
It is no secret that Jefferson fathered children with his slave
Sally Hemmings from his Monticello residence. However, any evidence
of African ancestry remains unconfirmed.
Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743
(April 2, 1743 O.S.) – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding
Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence
In his 2001 book, 'Black People And Their Place in History,' Dr.
cites an article written in the Virginia Magazine
of History that the country's seventh president 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.
This assertion remains unconfirmed.
Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 –
June 8, 1845) was the seventh President of the United States
(1829–1837). Based in frontier Tennessee, Jackson was a
The country's 29th president, never denied his black heritage. According to
, "Harding had black ancestors between both sets of parents.
William Chancellor, a white professor of economics and politics at Wooster
College in Ohio, wrote a book on the Harding family genealogy and identified
Black ancestors among both parents of President Harding. Justice Department
agents allegedly bought and destroyed all copies of this book. Chancellor
Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2,
1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the United States
(1921–1923). A Republican from Ohio, Harding was ...
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In his book,
that the nation's 30th president also had black
ancestry, writing Coolidge "claimed his mother was dark because of
mixed Indian ancestry. Coolidge's mother's maiden name was ‘Moor’,
in Europe the name was given to all blacks. Dr. Auset Bakhufu says
that by 1800 the New England Indian was hardly any longer pure
Indian, because they had mixed so often with Blacks."
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John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (July 4,
1872 – January 5, 1933) was the 30th President of the United
States (1923–1929). A Republican lawyer from Vermont, ...
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dr. Auset Bakhufu includes the 34th president in his book
'Six Black Presidents: Black Blood : White Masks USA,'
Eisenhower's mother, Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower, an anti-war
advocate, was part black.
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower
was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until
1961. He had previously been a five-star general in the
United States ...
Of course author
Toni Morrison famously declared that former president Bill Clinton was
really the nation's first black head of state.
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton
(born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American
politician who served as the 42nd President of the United ...
Hillary Rodham Clinton
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scandal emerging ...
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