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Before Barack Obama

The 1972 film "“The Man"” is largely credited with being the first serious screen treatment of a black man becoming president. Based on an Irving Wallace novel and written by Rod Serling, the movie starred James Earl Jones, left, as the Senate president pro tem who suddenly ascends to the Oval Office after the untimely deaths of the president and speaker of the House and the illness of the vice president. Paramount Pictures
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