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John Arthur “Jack” Johnson / Galveston

John Arthur “Jack” Johnson / Galveston

(3/31/1878 – 6/10/1946)
World heavyweight boxing champion. Nicknamed the Galveston Giant was an American boxer, who—at the height of the Jim Crow era—became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915).

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