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Jack Johnson Pardon

WATCH: Relatives Of Jack Johnson Plea For Pardon

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 06.02.2013 | Sports

HOUSTON -- Relatives and hometown supporters of the nation's first black heavyweight boxing champion are turning to YouTube to convince President Bara...

Will Obama Pardon Jack Johnson?

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 03.06.2013 | Sports

-- For all the things President Obama says he can't do because of the political gridlock in Washington, he can right a century-old wrong simply by pi...

Jack Johnson Pardon: John McCain, Peter King Urge Obama To Take Action

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON — Two lawmakers are appealing to President Barack Obama to pardon renowned black boxer Jack Johnson, imprisoned a century ago because...

McCain Seeks Pardon For First Black Heavyweight Boxing Champ

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain said Wednesday he's sure that President Barack Obama "will be more than eager" to pardon the late black heavyweigh...