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Jack Johnson

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Trump has issued four pardons in his first 16 months as president — including one this week of boxer Jack Johnson — outpacing his three... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump delivered a knockout punch to a Jim Crow-era inequity with his posthumous pardon Thursday of boxer Jack Johnson. [Read More]
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The roots rock band document their stint on the road with Jack Johnson in a new touring video. [Read More]
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Recently pardoned by Donald Trump, Johnson was the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion. Recently pardoned by Donald Trump, Johnson was the first African American... [Read More]
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Jack Johnson, nicknamed the Galveston Giant, was the first African-American boxer to hold the title of world heavyweight champion, from 1908 to 1915. At the... [Read More]
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Ignored by presidents for nearly a century, Trump finally responded to the heavyweight champion's 1921 plea for clemency. [Read More]
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On Saturday, President Donald Trump said he was weighing whether or not to grant a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, after it was suggested to him... [Read More]
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In this week's Race/Related newsletter: A historian traces the holiday to commemorations by black people; and we examine our coverage of Jack Johnson. [Read More]
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President Donald Trump has granted a full posthumous pardon to boxing legend Jack Johnson. So who was Johnson, and why would the president give him... [Read More]
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Posthumous pardon... [Read More]
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Thursday, President Trump granted Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion, a posthumous pardon almost a century after he was sent to prison for traveling... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after... [Read More]
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President Trump stepped-up on this week to do what every American president has failed to do for over 100 years: Erase a racist stain from... [Read More]
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One would think that a president pardoning a black boxer for a "racially-motivated injustice," would be cause for much rejoicing in the ranks of the... [Read More]
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The day after boxing great Jack Johnson was pardoned by President Donald Trump, his great-great niece went to his gravesite to mark the end of... [Read More]
President Trump's pardon this week of boxer Jack Johnson is his latest grant of clemency to a prominent figure. It's an example of his hands-on... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion. [Read More]
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"I know and believe in my heart that you are proud of me," Linda Haywood said looking at Jack Johnson's grave marker at Graceland Cemetery. [Read More]
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On Thursday's "CNN Tonight," CNN Contributor and New York Times columnist Frank Bruni stated that while President Trump's posthumous pardon of boxer Jack Johnson appears to be... [Read More]
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A reader sees two ulterior motives for the posthumous pardon. [Read More]
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