Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Part 2

Episode 2 | 1h 42m 12s  | Video has closed captioning.

As Part Two begins, Jack Johnson was on top of the world, the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World; the most famous — and the most notorious — African-American on earth. But forces were gathering in America to try to stop him. When no one could be found to beat the champion in the ring, the U.S. government set out to destroy him in the courts

Aired: 01/19/05

Expires: 12/31/25

Rating: NR


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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.

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