Jack Johnson, born in Galveston, Texas, became the first black to win the heavyweight boxing title. He died in a car crash in Franklin County north of Raleigh, and a new film examines his life from the point of view of people who witnessed its end.
Jack Johnson, born in Galveston, Texas, became the first black to win the heavyweight boxing title. He died in a car crash in Franklin County north of Raleigh, and a new film examines his life from the point of view of people who witnessed its end. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jack Johnson, born in Galveston, Texas, became the first black to win the heavyweight boxing title. He died in a car crash in Franklin County north of Raleigh, and a new film examines his life from the point of view of people who witnessed its end. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Josh Shaffer

January 08, 2017 3:29 PM

Jack Johnson’s death on U.S. 1: ‘My daddy heard it from the barbershop and came running.’ – Shaffer

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