Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2005)

Genres - History, Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Race & Ethnicity, Social History, Sports  |   Run Time - 241 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Experience legendary boxer Jack Johnson's remarkable struggle both in and out of the ring in documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' two-part look at the career of one of the sports world's most remarkable athletes. From his childhood in Galveston, TX, as the son of former slaves to his triumph as the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World in 1908, Johnson's career was a defining moment in the realm of sports history.



African-American, boxing, exile, fall [downfall], hatred, heavyweight, intolerance, lynching, mixed-marriage, prizefighter, racism, riot [uprising], rise-to-fame