JACK JOHNSON – PH “Mack History” Month Special Tribute Sunday 2-10-2013

Jack Johnson and Wife #1.

Jack Johnson and Wife #1.

Jack Johnson (boxer)

John Arthur (“Jack”) Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), nicknamed the “Galveston Giant,” was an American boxer. At the height of the Jim Crow era, Johnson became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915). In a documentary about his life, Ken Burns notes that “for more than thirteen years, Jack Johnson was the most famous and the most notorious African-American on Earth.”

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Johnson_%28boxer%29

A different yet similar perspective to consider.