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Who Is Jack Johnson? President Trump Considers Posthumous Pardon For Boxer

American heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson in action sparring. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
American heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson in action sparring. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

President Trump hinted over the weekend that he might grant a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson. Johnson was the first African-American world heavyweight champion, but he also was the subject of a racially motivated arrest.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Jesse Washington (@jessewashington), senior writer for ESPN’s The Undefeated.

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