Black History Month (Jack Johnson): Did You Know?

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Black History Month is a great time to remember some of history`s greats. Like Texas native, Jack Johnson! Did you know he was the first black World Heavyweight Champion? He retained that title from 1908 to 1915...an impressive 7-year run. Even more impressive, he continued boxing until he was 50.