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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
Fuerza y nobleza Jack Johnson
(1918)
Madison Square Garden
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 | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Trivia:

First black heavyweight boxing champion. See more »

Nickname:

Lil' Arthur See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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