Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson is a documentary by filmmaker Ken Burns based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Geoffrey C. Ward (2004). In Burns' signature style the 220-minute film serves as a biography of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World.
A little-known quirk of boxing hist ory is that the first person Jack Johnson fought as World Heavyweight Champion was a famous Hollywood movie star. The bout took place when Johnson arrived back in North America a little over two months after claiming the heavyweight crown by pounding Tommy Burns into submission in Australia on Boxing Day 1908.
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Jack Johnson (Boxer) was bornon March 31, 1878 in Texas, United States. Jack Johnson, born as John Arthur Johnson, is often regarded as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. Nicknamed the Galveston Giant, he was the first ever black boxer to win the world heavyweight boxing championship.
Jack Johnson was the boxing world heavyweight champion from 1908-1915. And he was the first black heavyweight champion, which dominates the story of his life inside the ring and out. Johnson became heavyweight champion at a time when boxing was just barely out of the bare knuckle era, and while more organized as a sport, was still a rough and tumble and often illegal activity. Boxing, even as.
Johnson found a few fights in Europe, but his status as a fugitive made him much less marketable as a boxer, and the outbreak of World War I the following year collapsed the European boxing market.
Jack Dempsey at this time was in his prime at 27 years of age and Heavyweight Champion. On July 2 1921 Dempsey knocked out George Carpentier. This fight was boxing’s first million dollar gate.
The multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary, Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, tells his story as a skilled sportsman living in the continued racial divide after Emancipation.
Jack Johnson: Rebel Sojourner is a groundbreaking achievement.”—David Levering Lewis, author of W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race “This is a brilliantly researched and original study of the transnational career of the black American boxer Jack Johnson. In lucid and engaging prose, Theresa Runstedtler traces Johnson’s.
Jack has released 5 solo Records (To The Sea, Sleep Through The Static, In Between Dreams, On and On and Brushfire Fairytales) a live album, En Concert and contributed to a number of soundtracks including Curious George, A Brokedown Melody, Thicker Than Water and The September Sessions. These albums have sold over 18 million copies world wide.
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Jack Johnson (Greenwich) Jack Johnson (Greenwich) was a professional boxer who was active between 1926 and 1928. He took part in 15 professional contests. I can produce a display book on his ring career containing about twenty-five pages of material. The display book will contain his detailed fight record; fight reports; a fight advert. Please click on the sample image above to find out more.
Jack Johnson, born in Galveston, Texas, became the first black to win the heavyweight boxing title. He died in a car crash in Franklin County north of Raleigh, and a new film examines his life.
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