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Boxer Jack Johnson Death...

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June 11, 1946

EVENING CHRONICLE, Allentown, Pennsylvania, June 11, 1946 

* Heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson... 
* Death report...  1st report... 

This 24 page newspaper has a one column headline on page 16: "Jack Johnson, First Negro Heavy Champ, Killed in Auto Crash" (see photos for text here).

Other news of the day including period advertising. This issue has small binding holes along the spine, but is otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes; : John Arthur Johnson, March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), better known as Jack Johnson and nicknamed the “Galveston Giant”, was an American boxer and arguably the best heavyweight of his generation. He was the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World (1908-1915), a feat which, for its time, was tremendously controversial. In a documentary about his life, Ken Burns said: “For more than thirteen years, Jack Johnson was the most famous, and the most notorious African-American on Earth.

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