Jack Johnson, boxing’s first Black heavyweight champion, gets posthumous pardon

AmNews Staff Reports | 5/24/2018, 4:30 p.m.
President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after ...
Jack Johnson Wikipedia

President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what Trump said many feel was a racially motivated injustice.

Jack Johnson was convicted in 1913 by an all-white jury for violating the Mann Act, which made it illegal to transport women across state lines for "immoral" purposes.

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