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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.

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