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Trump considering pardon of boxing great Jack Johnson

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The president said actor Sylvester Stallone called him about the posthumous pardon for a conviction that critics say was racially charged.
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Who was Jack Johnson, the boxer Trump is considering pardoning?

Who was Jack Johnson, the boxer Trump is considering pardoning?

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He was convicted more than 100 years ago by an all-white jury for accompanying a white woman across state lines.
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Trump considering pardon for boxer Jack Johnson for racially-motivated 'immorality' conviction

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President Donald Trump says he's considering "a Full Pardon!" for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his relationships. Trump tweets that the actor Sylvester Stallone called him to share Johnson's...
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Trump says he's 'considering' a pardon for boxer Jack Johnson

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President Donald Trump said Saturday he is considering a posthumous pardon for boxing champion Jack Johnson, who was convicted over a century ago under racially motivated charges for his relationship with a white woman. "Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson," Trump wrote on Twitter. "His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial. Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!" Since taking office, Trump has pardoned former Arizona sheriff Joe...
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