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Follow Jack Johnson's remarkable journey from his humble beginnings in Galveston, Texas, as the son of former slaves, to his entry into the brutal world of professional boxing.
S1 E1 Length 1:51:55 Premiere: 1.18.05

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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

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Jack Johnson was the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World. His dominance over his white opponents spurred furious debates and race riots in the early 20th century.

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