Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

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He was the first black heavyweight champion in history (1908-15) and the most celebrated - and most reviled - African American of his age. In Unforgivable Blackness, prize-winning biographer Geoffrey C. Ward brings to vivid life the real Jack Johnson, a figure far more complex than the newspaper headlines could ever convey. Johnson battled his way from obscurity to the top of the heavyweight ranks and in 1908 won the greatest prize in American sports - one that had always been the preserve of white boxers. At a time when ...

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson 2006, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375710049

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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson 2004, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375415326

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