In a rare posthumous pardon, President Donald Trump has granted reprieve to Jack Johnson, the Galveston Giant who was boxing’s very first black heavyweight champion. The move comes more than 100 years after a racially motivated injustice according to Trump, when Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury in 1913 for violating the Mann Act, which made it […]
Legendary boxer Jack Johnson is best known to many as the first Black heavyweight champion in the sport. In 1913, Johnson’s arrest for a…
http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/the_black_diaspora_news/26109 Sen. John McCain and New York Rep. Peter King, who pushed for a posthumous pardon for late, great heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 2005, have recently re-opened their request.