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BOXING: Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Johnson Posing Outdoors Date Photographed: ca. 1915 | Total fights 104, Wins 73, Wins by KO 40, Losses 13, Draws 10. Johnson had a huge reach and always looked taller than his actually 6' 1/2" Still a big man for the times. at the height of the Jim Crow era—became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915).
Donald Trump Pardons Boxer Jack Johnson, First Black Heavyweight Champ, Sent To Prison A Century Ago
Donald Trump said Jack Johnson was the victim of what “many viewed as a racially motivated injustice” Washington: US President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion who was sent to ...
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Heavyweight Boxing champion Jack Johnson with girlfriend, 1904 (California). "FYI, there’s a fantastic slideshow from a 2011 issue of The Root magazine about Weeksville, a vibrant African-American community within Brooklyn now known as Bedford-Stuyvesant. Also a wonderful Flickr gallery titled “African-American Portraits” from Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910) has images from right about the turn of the twentieth century."jj1213i1