African-American Heritage of United States Presidents

The African-American heritage of United States presidents is a topic on one President with African-American heritage and is a disputed topic relating primarily to six other Presidents who identified as white and were commonly considered part of European-American society. The academic consensus of historians rejects most of the specific claims below that the men may have had some African ancestry, the consensus acknowledging the long history of interracial relations in the United States.

President Barack Obama had a Kenyan father and an American mother of Northern European ancestry.

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... Before the Constitution of the United States was drafted, John Hanson was one of the Presidents of the Continental Congress, and thus not considered one of the Presidents of the United ... has circulated on the Internet claiming that he was actually the first Black President of the United States, the claim including that the black President Hanson appears on ...

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