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First African-American heavyweight boxing champion...
Item # 663698
December 26, 1908
THE GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Dec. 26, 1908
* Jack Johnson wins Heavyweight boxing crown
* 1st black boxer champion vs. Tommy Burns
The front page has an article with one column heads: "JACK JOHNSON WAS SURE HE WOULD WIN" "[Black] Heavyweight Champion Says He Has No Complaints To Make" It was at this fight that Jack Johnson became the first African-American to win the heavyweight boxing title.
Twelve pages, light even toning, loose along the spine, a little wear at the blank margins, no text loss, should be handled with care.
Category: The 20th Century