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Trump pardons late heavyweight champion boxer Jack Johnson

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President Donald Trump has pardoned boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his relationships.
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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

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Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, was convicted of transporting a white woman across state lines in 1913.
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President Trump announces posthumous pardon for heavyweight champion Jack Johnson

President Trump announces posthumous pardon for heavyweight champion Jack Johnson

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Johnson won the heavyweight world title in 1908, but was convicted for violating the Mann Act
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Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

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WASHINGTON - 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 transport women across state lines for “immoral” purposes. Trump was joined by boxer Lennox Lewis and actor Sylvester Stallone as he announced the decision. Johnson is a legendary figure in boxing, who crossed over into popular culture decades ago with biographies, dramas and...
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Trump grants posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion

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