26.10.2020: Jack Johnson Hero or Villain First Black Heavyweight Champion of the World 1908, online event

September 30, 2020

Monday 26 October

7pm  

Avril Nanton 

Jack Johnson Hero or Villain First Black Heavyweight Champion of the World 1908 

In 1908 Jack Johnson became the world’s first Black heavyweight Champion of the world. He was notorious in every way – dating white women, fighting white men to gain the championship – all of which made him ‘Enemy No. 1’ with the authorities, the white American population, as well as the Black population.  

So how did he become so unpopular with so many yet popular with everybody all at the same time? Come and hear his story – it’s not all about boxing! 

Join the Zoom Meeting on Monday 26 October at 7pm  

Meeting ID: 961 2057 0033
Passcode: 437754 

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