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I can recall some TV series and films that had black presidents (USA) before Barack Obama became president in 2009. For example, David Palmer is President of the USA in 24 and Morgan Freeman plays a US President in Deep Impact.

My question is, what movies or TV series have featured black American presidents and what years were they set in? Secondly, have any films correctly predicted that 2009 is the year a black president would be elected? As in the example mention Deep Impact, Morgan Freeman is the president in 1998. Another example is in The Fifth Element, President Linberg is a black president of the USA (and Earth) in 2263.

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The oldest film I found:

Rufus Jones for President (1933), (21.min):

Rufus Jones, a black child, is elected president of the USA in this short musical comedy. Features song and dance numbers by a seven year old 'Sammy Davis Jr.'.

It is only a dream and a short film.

In 1972 followed James Earl Jones in The Man:

When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in a building collapse, and the Vice-President declines the office due to age and ill-health, Senate President pro tempore Douglas Dilman (James Earl Jones) suddenly becomes the first black man to occupy the Oval Office.

This time it was no election of a black president.

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