When I first saw this t-shirt, I thought this pardon was meant for the singer/surfer Jack Johnson. My bad.1
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From No Mas: Pardon Jack Johnson
On July 4th 1910, Jack Johnson dismantled James Jefferies in Reno, Nevada, proving beyond a doubt that he was the greatest heavyweight in the world of any color. Many Americans could not stomach Johnson’s victory and the freedom with which he worked, played and loved. The trumped-up conviction against him for a violating the Mann Act is a testament to that intolerance and hatred. Although America cannot change it’s collective past, a Presidential pardon for Jack Johnson would officially acknowledge the wrong done to him and pay just tribute to a sporting and social pioneer and one of our greatest champions.
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