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Friday, 22 March 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : THE BOXER JACK JOHNSON - GOES INTO " THE HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "
John Arthur "Jack" Johnson born March 31st 1878 and died on June 10th 1946 nick named the Galveston Giant, was an American boxer. At the height of the Jim Crow era, Johnson became the first African American world Heavy Weight Boxing Champion (1908 to 1915 ) In a documentary about his life " For more than thirteen years Jack Johnson was the most notorious African American on Earth. Johnson was born in Galveston, Texas the second child and the first son of Henry and Tina "Tiny" Johnson. Former slaves who worked at blue collar jobs to raise their six children and they taught them to read and write. Henry Johnson traced his ancestry back to the Coromantees of modern day Ghana. Johnson dropped out of school after five or six years of Education to get a job at the docks in Galveston.