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SorceryatCaesars

The House of Reps, in a voice vote, recommended that Jack Johnson be pardoned for his 1913 Mann Act conviction - a racist embarrassment to America's history.

"He was a victim of the times and we need to set the record straight -- clear his name -- and recognize him for his groundbreaking contribution to the sport of boxing," said Rep Peter King, R-N.Y., author of the resolution.

The measure now goes to the Senate, where Republican presidential nominee John McCain, a senator from Arizona, has a companion resolution.
JonnyBlaze
QUOTE(SorceryatCaesars @ Sep 26 2008, 04:00 PM) [snapback]405336[/snapback]
The House of Reps, in a voice vote, recommended that Jack Johnson be pardoned for his 1913 Mann Act conviction - a racist embarrassment to America's history.

"He was a victim of the times and we need to set the record straight -- clear his name -- and recognize him for his groundbreaking contribution to the sport of boxing," said Rep Peter King, R-N.Y., author of the resolution.

The measure now goes to the Senate, where Republican presidential nominee John McCain, a senator from Arizona, has a companion resolution.

Very good news to hear..Jack Johnson was a victim for sure..I'm glad they decided to clear his name..RIP Jack
BigG
That documentary on Jack Johnson was brilliant. The man is/was a HERO and an ICON.


SorceryatCaesars
QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Sep 27 2008, 12:29 AM) [snapback]405366[/snapback]
That documentary on Jack Johnson was brilliant. The man is/was a HERO and an ICON.



I hope McCain isn't going to use this to pander to African-American voters.
Spyder
QUOTE(SorceryatCaesars @ Sep 27 2008, 10:20 AM) [snapback]405386[/snapback]
I hope McCain isn't going to use this to pander to African-American voters.

That would be HORRIBLE!!!

To make African-Americans think that he cares about them by actually trying to correct a wrong. His pandering would be much more acceptable if he was actually born with African-American blood. That's the right way to pander to a community...be born into it, not make legislation that would positively affect them. nono.gif
Boxingjunkie
It's about time. The man definitly deserves it.
ROLL DEEP
QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Sep 26 2008, 11:29 PM) [snapback]405366[/snapback]
That documentary on Jack Johnson was brilliant. The man is/was a HERO and an ICON.



How much does he look like Hopkins on this photo?!
Spyder
QUOTE(ROLL DEEP @ Oct 1 2008, 11:13 AM) [snapback]405983[/snapback]
How much does he look like Hopkins on this photo?!

Uhh...he's black? dntknw.gif
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