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Jack Johnson (VIII) (1878–1946)

Jack Johnson, one of the greatest professional boxers in history and the first African American to wear the world's heavyweight championship belt, is one of the seminal figures in sports and American social history as he was both a mirror on and lightning rod for racism. Many white Americans could not accept the fact that an African American ... See full bio »
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Fuerza y nobleza Jack Johnson
(1918)
Madison Square Garden Jack Johnson - Prizefighter
(1932)

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 1932 Madison Square Garden
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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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The play "The Great White Hope" and the subsequent film (The Great White Hope (1970)) are based on Johnson's career and life and the brutal racism he faced as both the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion of the world and as a black man with a white wife. See more »

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