The top 10 worst US presidents for black America (SLIDESHOW)

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On President’s Day we traditionally pay homage to our truly great presidents — Lincoln, Washington and Roosevelt, for example. These were flawed but undeniably strong leaders who shaped this nation in positive ways which still reverberate to this day. But then there are other presidents, who failed America (and black America more specifically), by either being indifferent, ineffective or hostile when dealing with crises like slavery, poverty and civil rights. In this slideshow, we look at the records of those men and why they are far-from-beloved in the black community.