Before Dec. 26, 1908, no black man had ever fought for the world heavyweight championship. Champ Tommy Burns accepted the enormous sum of $30,000 to give Jack Johnson a shot, and the Galveston Giant made history. As champion, Johnson lived larger than anyone had seen from a black man -- fine clothes, extravagant parties, international celebrity. This made him a hero to many in the black community but did not endear him to white America and calls went out for a “Great White Hope” to defeat him. But none could. The filmmaker Ken Burns called Johnson “the most famous and the most notorious African-American on earth.”
Officially licensed by Jack Johnson.
51% Wool, 49% Polyester
Satin interior liner
Color of the actual product may vary from photo
Wash with cold water
Hang to dry
Studio model is 5'11"/180lbs and wearing size M
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