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The Galveston GiantCelebrating groundbreaking boxer Jack Johnson
The announcer is barely audible above the din of shouts and jeers.
Cigar smoke chokes the air. It’s May 19, 1909, and Jack “The Galveston Giant” Johnson is battling “Philadelphia” Jack O’Brien in the ring. The first African-American world heavyweight champion, Johnson was known for a defensive strategy that wore his opponents down. But win, lose, or draw, Johnson’s triumph was bigger than boxing. So celebrate the Galveston Giant with a collection that pays tribute to his boundary-breaking prowess.
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