• Trump Does What Obama Wouldn't, Pardons Black Boxer

    5 monthes ago - By Newser

    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...
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  • President Donald Trump grants posthumous pardon to boxing legend Jack Johnson

    President Donald Trump grants posthumous pardon to boxing legend Jack Johnson

    5 monthes ago - By Sporting News

    Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, was convicted of transporting a white woman across state lines in 1913.
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  • Trump grants posthumous pardon to black boxing champ Jack Johnson

    Trump grants posthumous pardon to black boxing champ Jack Johnson

    5 monthes ago - By NBC News

    Johnson's conviction for an interracial relationship more than 100 years ago became a symbol for racial injustice.
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  • Donald Trump Grants Posthumous Pardon to Former Heavyweight Champ Jack Johnson

    5 monthes ago - By Bleacher Report

    President Donald Trump posthumously granted former boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson a presidential pardon on Thursday, according to CBS News ...
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  • ‘It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

    5 monthes ago - By National Post

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction.
    “It's my honour to do it. It's about time,” Trump said during an Oval Office ceremony, where he was joined by boxer Lennox Lewis and actor Sylvester Stallone, who has drawn awareness to Johnson's cause.
    Trump said Johnson had served 10 months in prison for what many view as a racially-motivated injustice and described his decision as an effort “to correct a...
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  • Ex-heavyweight champ Jack Johnson pardoned

    5 monthes ago - By ESPN

    Former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, the first black man to hold the title, was pardoned posthumously by President Trump.
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  • Trump grants posthumous pardon to boxing legend Jack Johnson

    Trump grants posthumous pardon to boxing legend Jack Johnson

    5 monthes ago - By New York Post

    President Trump on Thursday pardoned boxer Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion who was jailed about a century ago for transporting a white hooker across state lines. A handful of current and former heavyweight champs were at the White House, along with “Rocky” star Sly Stallone, for what The New York Times called a...
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  • President Trump announces posthumous pardon for heavyweight champion Jack Johnson

    5 monthes ago - By CBS Sports

    Johnson won the heavyweight world title in 1908, but was convicted for violating the Mann Act
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  • Trump grants posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion

    5 monthes ago - By Saint Louis Today

    WASHINGTON - Trump grants posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion.
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