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Jack Johnson Descendant Hopes for Pardon, Maybe from Trump

In Jim Crow America, it's no wonder that Jack Johnson was the most despised African-American of his generation. The first black boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Johnson humiliated white fighters and flaunted his affection for white women, even fleeing the country after an all-white jury convicted him of "immorality" for one of his relationships. Now, more than 100 years later, Johnson's great-great niece wants President Donald Trump to clear the...

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