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Trump Considering Full Pardon For Boxing Champ Jack Johnson




Johnson won the world heavyweight boxing championship in 1908, the first African-American to do so. He was a dominant force in the sport for years, but fled the United States after his 1913 conviction on charges of violating the Mann Act, which outlawed bringing women across state lines "for immoral purposes." He was jailed for a year in 1920. The law was often used as way to railroad black men dating white women, and has been denounced in the decades since as an instrument of racism.

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