The big black fire

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Holloway House Pub. Co., Mar 1, 1969 - African American boxers - 312 pages

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The Big Black Fire is a biography of Jack Johnson, the very first Black heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Born in 1878, Johnson grew to be the legend nobody wants to talk about or remember.
I've seen him portrayed in "Harlem Nights", but seldom, if ever anywhere else. The book is an engaging read, and Johnson was quite the enigmatic figure. I don't know this for certain, but it seems like Muhammad Ali might even have looked up to him. I think the book is a must read!


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