Trump Pardons First Black Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump granted a historic posthumous pardon to iconic boxer, Jack Johnson, 72 years after his death, clearing the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion of racially motivated charges stemming from his relationships with white women in 1912, reports NPR.

Speaking in the Oval Office on Thursday, Trump praised Johnson as “one of the greatest that ever lived. He was pretty much unbeatable.” Adding, “I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a...

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