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First African-American heavyweight boxing champion...

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December 26, 1908

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, Dec. 26, 1908 

* Jack Johnson wins Heavyweight boxing crown
* 1st Negro boxer champion (1st report)
* Tommy Burns

Page 3 has an article with one column heads: "Jack Johnson The New Heavyweight Champion" and: "Great Crowd Witnesses His Defeat of Tommy Burns at Sydney". The coverage is quite detailed (see for portions) taking about 17 column inches.
It was at this fight that Jack Johnson became the first African-American to win the heavyweight boxing title.
Complete in 10 pages, two ink spots affect each page but do not affect the mentioned report. Some margin wear, should be handled carefully.

Category: The 20th Century

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