Black History Moment:
Boxer Jack Johnson was born in Galveston, Texas, in 1878. In 1908 he became the first African-American to win the world heavyweight crown when he knocked out the reigning champ, Tommy Burns. The fast living Johnson held on to the title until 1915 and continued to box until he was 50. He died in an automobile accident in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1946. Read more — http://www.biography.com/people/jack-johnson-9355980
Jack Johnson is mentioned in my upcoming novel Bootlegger Haze: The Saga— Coming Soon!!!