Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

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Jack Johnson was the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World.

Jack Johnson was the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World. His dominance over his white opponents spurred furious debates and race riots in the early 20th century.

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Fight of the Century

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Fight of the Century

July 4, 1910, the retired white Heavyweight Champion of the World, Jim Jeffries, tried to take the title back from the African-American current champion, Jack Johnson.

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