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Jack Johnson the first African-American heavyweight champ, but notice the racial bias...
Item # 644928
December 26, 1908
THE MEMPHIS NEWS SCIMITAR, Tennessee, Dec. 26, 1908 Page 7 has an 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 the: "Man Who Gives Up World's Title To Negro Fighter", Tommy Burns.
Ten pages, some margin tears, bit irregular at the spine and partially loose at the spine.
Category: The 20th Century