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Unforgivable Blackness

“Even Muhammad Ali would have agreed that Jack Johnson was the greatest heavyweight fighter in sports history,” posited Dallas’ librarian Catherine Ritchie in a review piece entitled, Some Ken Burns Moment You May Have Missed. Ritchie noted that from 1908 to 1917, Johnson dominated boxing as few others had or would. She said Jackson was flamboyant, defiant, and determined to […]