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Was John Hanson the first black president?

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John Hanson was not the first black president of the United States. Due to having the same name, pictures of the African American senator John Hanson replaced the photo of John Hanson who was the President of the Continental Congress in an Internet hoax.

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The African American senator John Hanson was an active member of the American Colonization Society which pushed to have African Americans relocated to Liberia to gain further freedom. The President of the Continental Congress, John Hanson is considered by some to be the first President of the United States under the Articles of Confederation, but this is not established as a fact in American History.

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