Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson, nicknamed “the Galveston Giant,” was the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion. John Arthur “Jack” Johnson was born on March 31, 1878, in Galveston, Texas. The son of ex-slaves and the third of nine children, Johnson possessed an air of confidence and drive to exceed beyond the impoverished life his parents had…

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As The World Rolls On

a/k/a The Heart of Jack Johnson Details Year of Release: 1921 Genre: Drama Rating: N/A Runtime:  Unknown Black & White Silent Studio: Andlauer Production Company Producer: Unknown Director: Unknown Cast Jack Johnson (Himself) Blanche Thompson (Molly Moran) Reed Thomas (Joe Walker) Walter Simpson (Tom Atkins) Synopsis Industrious Joe Walker competes for the hand of Molly…

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