Here I thought Clinton was the first black president, but then again I was never sure why that was said about him. Morgan Freeman: No Black President For U.S. Yet Morgan Freeman: No Black President For U.S. Yet : NPR Freeman thinks he should not be called America's first black president. "First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him ... they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white very white American, Kansas, middle of America," Freeman said. "There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America's first black president hasn't arisen yet. He's not America's first black president he's America's first mixed-race president."