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.

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“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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