February 18, 2016

Black Blessings- Jack Johnson

Whoop Whoop, it's Thursday guys and we're so close to Friday. But I came to deliver the weekly Black Blessing that you've all been waiting for. Today it's all about Jack Johnson, and no not the singer, but the boxer!
 Jack Johnson is famous for becoming the first African-American to hold the world heavyweight champion in 1908 and kept the title until 1915. He was born in Galveston, Texas and was properly nicknamed "the Galveston Giant". For an even deeper look into Johnson's life and legacy, go here or watch the documentary Unforgivable Blackness directed by Ken Burns. Below is a recording of the match between Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries.