Part 2 - As Part Two begins, Jack Johnson was on top of the world, the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World; the most famous — and the most notorious — African-American on earth. But forces were gathering in America to try to stop him. When no one could be found to beat the champion in the ring, the U.S. government set out to destroy him in the courts
See Jack Johnson's rise to the top of the boxing world and witness the country's reaction
Follow Jack Johnson's remarkable journey from his humble beginnings to entering the ring.
About Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson was the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World. His dominance over his white opponents spurred furious debates and race riots in the early 20th century.
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