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Congress Pardons Jack Johnson; Health Care Still Not Solved

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

On the day before it adjourns for a summer break it hasn't earned, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution calling for a pardon of boxing great Jack Johnson. Johnson was the first black world heavyweight boxing champion and held the title from 1908 until 1915. In 1913 he ...