In Sydney, Australia, in 1908 the talented black fighter Jack Johnson won the heavyweight championship of the world from the Canadian Tommy Burns. There was an immediate storm of protest. It was predicted that his reign would lead to civic unrest and race riots. This is the story of sport, racism, corruption and larger-than-life characters....
File Size: 640 KB
Print Length: 256 pages
Publisher: The History Press (March 17, 2005)
Publication Date: March 17, 2005
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Word Wise: Enabled
Lending: Not Enabled
Screen Reader: ::::
Format: PDF Text djvu ebook
Well written book on a time period in our Country that is not one we can be proud of. When Jack Johnson, boxings first black heavyweight champion ruled his division, the cry for a "white hope" athlete to re-claim that cherished title engulfed the N...
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