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Ken Burns: Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson—the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World, whose dominance over his white opponents spurred furious debates and race riots in the early 20th century — enters the ring once again in Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. The film shows the gritty details of Johnson's life through archival footage, still photographs, and the commentary of boxing ex

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Jack Johnson was the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World.