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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

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The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports - Heavyweight Campion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man.
DVD
2005
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Unforgivable Blackness Part 1 [electronic resource]: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

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The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports--Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America.
Online
2005; 2004
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Unforgivable Blackness Part 2 [electronic resource]: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

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The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports--Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America.
Online
2005; 2004
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Unforgivable Blackness Part 1 [electronic resource]: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson - a Film Directed by Ken Burns

This first part of the film follows Jack Johnson's remarkable journey from his humble beginnings in Galveston, Texas, to his entry into the world of professional boxing, where, in turn-of-the-century Jim Crow America, the heavyweight championship was an exclusively "white title." In 1908 Johnson became the first African-American to earn the title Heavyweight Champion of the World. On July 4, 1910, ex-champion Jim Jeffries, the new "Great White Hope," challenged the champion. The fight was billed as the Battle of the Century. Despite a hostile crowd and a steady stream of racial epithets hurled from Jeffries's corner, Johnson won an easy victory, provoking race riots all around the country.
Online
2005
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Unforgivable Blackness Part 2 [electronic resource]: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson - a Film Directed by Ken Burns

By the end of 1910, as the second part of this film begins, Jack Johnson was the most famous - and the most notorious - African-American on earth. But when no one was able to beat the champion in the ring, the U.S. government set out to destroy him in the courts. Unfairly charged with violating the Mann Act, Johnson was convicted and sentenced to jail. Skipping bail, he fled to Europe, where he remained a fugitive for many years. Determined to live his life regardless of the confines imposed by his color, Jack Johnson emerged as a central figure in America's ongoing struggle to deal with the question of race.
Online
2005
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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

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Tells the story of the first African-American boxer to be heavyweight champion of the world and his struggle to live as a free man.
Online
2004