Who was Jack Johnson, the boxer who may be pardoned by Trump?

Source: CNN

(CNN)On Saturday, President Donald Trump said he was weighing whether or not to grant a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, after it was suggested to him by actor Sylvester Stallone.


“His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial,” Trump tweeted. “Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!”
Linda Haywood, Johnson’s great-great niece, told CNN in an interview Sunday that she was “elated” when she heard the President was considering a pardon.

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