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Joe Louis (1914-1981)

Max Schmeling (1905-2005)

Jack Johnson (1878-1946)

Jack Dempsey (1895-1983)

Jack "Chappie" Blackburn (1883-1942)

John Roxborough and Julian Black

Joe Jacobs (1898-1939)


The Louis-Schmeling Fights, 1936 and 1938

Boxing Promotion in New York City

Joe Louis in Harlem

Black Boxers and the Idea of a "Great White Hope"

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