Top Left to Right Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Dwight D Eisenhower, Bottom Row Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln
We are led to believe that President Barack Obama is our first African American President, however recently ,there has been much discussion about how that may not be true. The African American experience in this country has been been one of interracial mixing and denial. It is not surprising that the mixing of bloodlines could find its way into the highest levels of government, even the White House. Through genealogy and investigation, it has come to the forefront that there were 6 other African American Presidents in the White House prior to Barack Obama. Here is the information.
1. Historian Dr. Leroy William Vaughn states that Thomas Jeffersons Mother, Jane Randolph Jefferson was of mixed-race ancestry, and Jeffersons father Peter Jefferson, was a Mulatto Negro. Vaughn establishes that “The chief attack on Jefferson lineage was in a book written by Thomas Hazard in 1867 called The Johnny Cake Papers. Hazard interviewed several witnesses who were present during the 1796 presidential campaign between Thomas Jefferson & John Adams. Witnesses verified that a supporter of John Adams loudly voiced in the chamber that Thomas Jefferson was the “son of a half-breed Indian squaw and a Virginia mulatto father (Black Man).”Samuel Sloan, a Historian & Jefferson Biographer, also corroborates this stating that during the 1796 campaign, when Jeffersons ancestry came into serious doubt, Jefferson immediately authored ‘several letters’ to all his family & friends that knew his mother requesting that they ‘not discuss his ancestry’. Quote that during the campaign “there was something strange about the effort and intensity Thomas Jefferson took destroying papers and personal effects from his mother Jane Randolph who had already passed years earlier.” Oddly, Jefferson who saved over 18,000 of his own papers & written works, went to great lengths to destroy all documents relating to his lineage.
2. President Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, served in office between 1829 and 1837. A renowned African-American historian J. A. Rogers, author of the “Five Black Presidents” references ‘The Virginia Magazine of History Volume 29’ stating that “Jackson was the son of a “White woman from Ireland who had intermarried with a Negro.” The magazine also documents that Jacksons eldest brother had been sold into slavery in North Carolina. J.A. Rogers says that Andrew Jackson Sr. died long before President Andrew Jackson Jr. was born, making it impossible for him to be the father. After Jackson Sr. death, Jacksons mother went to live on the Crawford farm in North Carolina where there were Negro slaves, and that one of these men was Andrew Jr’s father. Another documented reference of Andrew Jacksons brother being sold into slavery can be found in David Coyle’s book entitled “Ordeal of the President.”
3. Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s 16th president, served between 1861 and 1865. Author Vaughn, states 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 presidential opponents and cartoons were drawn depicting him as a Negro. In a book, titled “The Hidden Lincoln” written by William Herndon, Lincoln’s law-office partner, said that Lincoln’s father of record, Thomas Lincoln, could not have been Lincoln’s father because he was sterile from childhood mumps and later was castrated.
4. 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. Professor Chancellor says the Justice Department agents allegedly bought and destroyed all copies of this book. Harding suffered nervous breakdowns at the age of 24 and had to spend some time in a sanitarium. Between 1889 and 1901, Harding paid five “protracted” visits to the J. P. Kellogg sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan “to recover from fatigue, overstrain, and nervous illnesses.” Some speculate his illness was due to the pressure of not fully disclosing his black heritage and living as “white”.
5. Calvin 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. This notion was disputed by Auset Bakhufu, author of “The Six Black Presidents” who said in her book that by the 1800s, the New England Indians hardly were pure Indian, because they had mixed so often with blacks. 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.
6. The last elected “black” president was Dwight David Eisenhower who served from 1953 to 1961, the 34th president. Eisenhower’s mother, Ida Elizabeth Stover was a mulatto woman making Eisenhower part black. Eisenhower as president moved military integration from a law to reality. He battered Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus with federal force to desegregate Little Rock’s Central High School. He was the first President to elevate an African- American to an executive position in the White House. He established the first regulations to prohibit racial discrimination in the federal workforce. He was the first President since Reconstruction to meet with Civil Rights leaders in the White House. He helped turn Washington, D.C., into an integrated working capital.
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