Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis Fought for Black America


May 13, 2019 - 5:00
Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis Fought for Black America

[caption id="attachment_75794" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Joe Louis in 1936 (REUTERS).[/caption] There was a time in America history when Joe Louis was considered the most important Black American. As the heavyweight champion of the world from 1937-1949, very few people — Black or white — could touch his star power. Americans celebrated Louis for more than just his boxing skills; he was...

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