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6 Legendary Black Athletes You and Your Children Should Know Other Than Jackie Robinson

Althea Gibson, black athletes, Fritz Pollard, jack johnson, john carlos, larry doby, List, Sports, tommie smith -

6 Legendary Black Athletes You and Your Children Should Know Other Than Jackie Robinson

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Jack Johnson
When he beat Tommy Burns for the world heavyweight championship in 1908, Johnson became the first Black man to hold the title that Mike Tyson decades later accurately called the “baddest man on the planet.” After Johnson came many other Black champs in the weight class once considered the most exciting in the sport.


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