26.10.2020: Jack Johnson Hero or Villain First Black Heavyweight Champion of the World 1908, online event
Monday 26 October
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!
Meeting ID: 961 2057 0033