THE GALVESTON GIANT // The Opposite of Weak

When asked why black men were so attractive to white women, Johnson supposedly said, “We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts.”

John Arthur Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), better known as Jack Johnson and nicknamed the “Galveston Giant”, was an American boxer and arguably the best heavyweight of his generation. He was the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World, 1908-1915.

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