Friday, April 02, 2010

Today -100: April 2, 1910: Of race

Jack Johnson, the world heavyweight champion boxer, is the subject of a short article in today -100’s NYTwhich is unique in not mentioning that he is a negro, although it might be taken as implied by the story. He was in court in Chicago on a speeding charge and not only insisted on a jury trial, but that at least two jurors be black.

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