Jack Johnson, was an American boxer and the first African American to become heavyweight champion in 1910. He defeated James Jeffries and towered as a cultural figure in history.
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John Davis was an Olympic Champion - A 6 time World and 2 time Olympic Champion who went undefeated in competition between 1938 and 1953. That is the longest undefeated streak in history, and the only man to win a World Championship in 3 different decades.
There are countless figures that endured past the prejudice, violence and discrimination that Black athletes were constantly fighting and continue to experience. “The Greatest” – Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, Pete Cunnigham.
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