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Jack Johnson the first African-American heavyweight champ, but notice the racial bias...
Item # 644928
December 26, 1908
THE NEWS SCIMITAR, Memphis, Tennessee, Dec. 26, 1908
* Jack Johnson - 1st Black to win the World Boxing Title
* Historic Boxing Collectible
* Racially-tainted reporting
Page 7 has the historic report on the first African-American to claim the heavyweight boxing title: "Johnson Claims The Heavyweight Title", but in an obvious case of racial bias, the large, full-figure photo next to the article is of Tommy Burns, the loser, and reds: "Man Who Gives Up World's Title To Negro Fighter".
Ten pages, some margin tears, bit irregular at the spine and partially loose at the spine. Should be handled with care.
Category: The 20th Century