Let's see if America is ready for the truth. Here's an item.
Senator Barack Obama is on track to become America's sixth Black President according to Dr. Leroy Vaughn, MD, MBA, Historian and African Chief in his dynamic book BLACK PEOPLE AND THEIR PLACE IN WORLD HISTORY.
Dr. Vaughn is a history scholar whose forty plus years of passion for Black history delivers brilliant insight into the field. The book is a unique study and historical analysis of how Black people came to be integrated into the burning house that Dr. M. L. King spoke of shortly before his death to the great humanitarian, actor and entertainer Harry Belafonte.
From Dr. Vaughn's book, pages 141-143, included with permission "" Five Black Presidents
"Joel A. Rogers and Dr. Auset Bakhufu have both written books documenting that at least five former presidents of the United States had Black people among their ancestors. If one considers the fact that European men far outnumbered European women during the founding of this country, and that the rape and impregnation of an African female slave was not considered a crime, it is even more surprising that these two authors could not document Black ancestors among an ever larger number of former presidents.
The president's names include Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Warren Harding, and Calvin Coolidge.
The best case for Black ancestry is against Warren G. Harding, our 29th president from 1921 until 1923. Harding himself never denied his ancestry. When Republican leaders called on Harding to deny the "Negro" history, he said, "How should I know whether or not one of my ancestors might have jumped the fence." 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 also said that Harding's only academic credentials included education at Iberia College, which was founded in order to educate fugitive slaves.
Andrew Jackson was our 7th president from 1829 to 1837. The Virginia Magazine of History Volume 29 says that Jackson was the son of a White woman from Ireland who had intermarried with a Negro. The magazine also said that his eldest brother had been sold as a slave in Carolina. Joel Rogers says that Andrew Jackson Sr. died long before President Andrew Jackson Jr. was born. He says the president's mother then went to live on the Crawford farm where there were Negro slaves and that one of these men was Andrew Jr's father. Another account of the "brother sold into slavery"- story can be found in David Coyle's book entitled "Ordeal of the Presidency" (1960).
Thomas Jefferson was our 3rd president from 1801 to 1809. The chief attack on Jefferson was in a book written by Thomas Hazard in 1867 called "The Johnny Cake Papers." Hazard interviewed Paris Gardiner, who said he was present during the 1796 presidential campaign, when one speaker states that Thomas Jefferson was "a mean-spirited son of a half-breed Indian squaw and a Virginia mulatto father."- In his book entitled "The Slave Children of Thomas Jefferson," Samuel Sloan wrote that 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 letters to every person who had ever received a letter from his mother, asking them to return that letter. Sloan says, "There is something strange and even psychopathic about the lengths to which Thomas Jefferson went to destroy all remembrances of his mother, while saving over 18,000 copies of his own letters and other documents for posterity." One must ask, "What is it he was trying to hide?"
Abraham Lincoln was our 16th president from 1861 to 1865. J. A. Rogers quotes Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks, as saying that Abraham Lincoln was the illegitimate son of an African man. William Herndon, Lincoln's law partner, said that Lincoln had very dark skin and coarse hair and that his mother was from an Ethiopian tribe. In Herndon's book entitled "The Hidden Lincoln" he says that Thomas Lincoln could not have been Abraham Lincoln's father because he was sterile from childhood mumps and was later castrated. Lincoln's presidential opponents made cartoon drawings depicting him as a Negro and nicknamed him "Abraham Africanus the First."
Calvin Coolidge was our 30th president, and he succeeded Warren Harding. He proudly admitted that his mother was dark because of mixed Indian ancestry. However, Dr. Bakhufu says that by 1800 the New England Indian was hardly any longer pure Indian, because they had mixed so often with Blacks. Calvin Coolidge's mother's maiden name was "Moor." In Europe the name "Moor" was given to all Black people just as the name Negro was used in America.All of the presidents mentioned were able to pass for White and never acknowledged their Black ancestry. Millions of other children who were descendants of former slaves have also been able to pass for White. American society has had so much interracial mixing that books such as "The Bell Curve"-, discussing IQ evaluations based solely on race, are totally unrealistic." The bibliography is at the end of this article.
What I learned from Dr. Vaughn's book, a breathtaking run through Black history, is the reason Black folks were integrated into America's burning house is because all of us are needed to put out the fires in education, environment, economy, health, etc.
As Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama leads the ancient chant YES WE CAN!, we have the possibility to heal our nation now by turning away from the ways that are killing us, like toxic energy and medicine. Change requires that we replace failing policies with solutions that empower.
America has elected Black presidents when faced with difficult times in the past. President Jefferson helped create this country. President Jackson organized America. President Lincoln freed and unified the nation. Presidents Harding and Coolidge were wise enough to empowered America through the golden age of the Roaring 20's.
Dr. Vaughn is still looking at the information regarding President Eisenhower being from the 'dark' side of the Eisenhower family, but that research has not passed the doctor's test yet, if at all.
It was recently stated on 60 Minutes that each person has over 250 parents/grand parents/the greats, going back only 8 generations. Go back ten generations...do the math, it's fun. How many of us can say with absolute certainty that the thousand plus souls required to create each person going only 10 generations back were all of the same race? What if somebody lied about who the daddy really was in the government and church records?