Saturday, February 08, 2014

Jack Johnson-- Black History Month

Heavyweight champ!
But he was something of an inventor too-- held a patent for improvements to the wrench.  Bet you didn't know that.

Did you see the PBS special back in the day--" Unforgiveable Blackness"?  The book

Bad Nigger! the National Impact of Jack Johnson by Al-Tony Gilmore is also recommended.

And the Johnson inspired "The Great White Hope" with James Earl Jones.

America spared little hatred for this black man.

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