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Jack Johnson Dies This Day June 10, 1946

Jack Johnson Dies This Day June 10, 1946

 

Former World Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson, 68, dies in an automobile accident. Moments before, Johnson had been refused service at a roadside diner. Sports historian Arthur Ashe called Johnson the most significant black athlete of the 20th century. Big words!

 

 

 

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