Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Part 1

Episode 1 | 1h 51m 55s Video has closed captioning.

Follow Jack Johnson's remarkable journey from his humble beginnings in Galveston, Texas, as the son of former slaves, to his entry into the brutal world of professional boxing.

Aired: 01/18/05

Expires: 12/31/20

Rating: NR

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Fight of the Century

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Fight of the Century

July 4, 1910, the retired white Heavyweight Champion of the World, Jim Jeffries, tried to take the title back from the African-American current champion, Jack Johnson.

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