Jack Johnson (boxer) Quotes (1 quote)
“You shut your mouth,
How can you say I go about things the wrong way?
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does”
from the song How Soon Is Now? - from Songs
“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”
Diary Of Anais Nin Volume 4 1944-1947: Vol. 4, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1972 - ISBN: 9780547564012
“When time who steals our years away Shall steal our pleasures too, The mem'ry of the past will stay And half our joys renew.”
The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore (1863 edition), p. 177
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJack Johnson (boxer)
Born: March 31, 1878
Bio: John Arthur Johnson, nicknamed the Galveston Giant, was an American boxer. At the height of the Jim Crow era, Johnson became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion. In a documentary about his life, Ken Burns notes, for more than thirteen years, Jack Johnson was the most famous and the most notorious African-American on Earth.