Was The First President of the United States a Black Man?
A series of memes have been circulating on the internet for over a decade, which claim that the first president of the United States was a man named John Hanson and that this president was also a Black man.
Most notably, a website called "Liberty Writers Africa" posted an article last year, which was taken almost word-for-word from the late comedian Dick Gregory's website.
Every part of the now-deleted article by "Liberty Writers Africa" was virtually the same as the article that appeared on Dick Gregory's website. The only real difference is that more pictures and memes were added.
Based on its earliest screen capture from the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, Dick Gregory's article has been on the internet since at least February 2015.
You can see it here.
It may be that Dick Gregory did his research before he came to his conclusions, but now it's our turn.
Let's see what we can learn about the man, the myth, and the legend of John Hanson.
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