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A pardon is a proper gift for Jack Johnson - The Galveston County Daily News : Editorials

October 21, 2014

A pardon is a proper gift for Jack Johnson

Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 12:00 am

Today is the birthday of Jack Johnson, Galveston’s most famous native son. And it’s a good day to remind members of the Texas congressional delegation that they should be lobbying for a presidential pardon for “The Galveston Giant.”

Johnson was the first African-American to win the heavyweight boxing title. A century ago, he was shamefully convicted in an awful miscarriage of justice.

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