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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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 1932 Madison Sq. Garden
Jack Johnson - Prizefighter
 1918 Fuerza y nobleza
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6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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