On This Day: Jack Johnson Destroys Tommy Burns To Become The First Black Heavyweight King

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Boxing Day, Australia, 1908. For the first time in history, a black man was fighting for the world heavyweight championship; this at the time, “the biggest prize in sports.”

It was the property of the “superior” white race, or it had been for so long.… read full article “On This Day: Jack Johnson Destroys Tommy Burns To Become The First Black Heavyweight King”