Jack Johnson (boxer) Quotes (1 quote)
“Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.”
―Samuel Butler (novelist)
Speech at the Somerville Club, February 27, 1895.
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.