Although Barak Obama’s 2008 election to the Oval Office led many to believe he is this country’s first Black president, some “historians” reveal that at least six previous U.S. presidents were of African ancestry.
During the “African holocaust,” many indigenous people’s DNA was mixed with the bloodlines of the colonizers. In the era of the “one-drop” rule, some people with as much as one-fourth African ancestry could still legally be classified as Caucasian. Eventually this ratio was reduced to one-eighth, and then less.
Historian J.A. Rogers’ pamphlet “The 5 Black Presidents” explains that, Jane Randolph-Jefferson, mother of the third president, Thomas Jefferson, was “a half-breed Indian Squaw,” and that his father, Peter Jefferson, was a “Virginia mulatto.”
Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, “was the son of a [Caucasian] woman [Elizabeth] from Ireland who had intermarried with a [Black man],” claims Rogers, adding that Jackson’s older brother “had been sold into slavery in North Carolina.”
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, “had very dark skin and coarse hair, and his mother [Nancy Hanks] came from an Ethiopian tribe, and his father was an African-American,” alleges author Dr. Leroy Vaughn in his 2001 book, “Black People and Their Place in History.” “His heritage fueled so much controversy that Lincoln was nicknamed ‘Abraham Africanus the First,’ and cartoons were drawn depicting him as an African.”
When challenged by political opponents about his genealogy, Warren Harding, the 29th president replied, “How should I know whether or not one of my ancestors might have jumped the fence?”
According to Rogers, “Harding had Black ancestors between both sets of parents. He had a mulatto father [George] and a Black great-grandmother, and got his only academic degree from Iberia College,” which was “founded to educate fugitive slaves.”
Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president, proudly admitted that “his mother, Victoria Moor, was dark because of mixed Indian ancestry,” says Vaughn. “They said she had fair complexion with a ‘rich growth’ of brown hair.”
Of the 34th president, Dwight Eisenhower, Vaughn states, “The rumor was his dad was mixed, coming out of Africa, but his mother, Ida Elizabeth Stover-Eisenhower, was mulatto. He was the first president to elevate an African-American to an executive position in the White House.”