Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
Asker Anonymous Asks:
Who was the most Anti-Racist President pre-LBJ other than Lincoln?
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

I’d probably say John Quincy Adams.

As President, Ulysses S. Grant attempted some remarkably progressive measures to ensure the safety of recently-emancipated slaves and promote racial equality, but as a person, Grant loses points because he was technically a slave-owner for a short time (before the Civil War, obviously).

  1. jesuisuneetoile said: Didn’t Grant also pass an anti-Semitic measure in his hometown or something like that?
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