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Will Obama Pardon Jack Johnson?

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Feb 24, 2010


Editor's Note: A boxing scandal from 100 years ago is back in the news. Will President Obama pardon Jack Johnson? The USA Boxing organization is holding a Jack Johnson pardon dinner. Jack Johnson has been dead for over fifty years. What did he do in 1910 that caused his name to be synonymous with race and sports? Will President Obama right that wrong? Earl Ofari Hutchinson explains the legacy of Jack Johnson.



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Related Links

Earl Ofari Hutchinson Official Website

How Obama Governed: The Year of Crisis and Challenge

Unforgiveable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson





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