Jack Johnson

By Michael Riccio, SCSU Journalism student Michael Riccio, a journalism student at Southern Connecticut State University, reported this story in 2018 as part of Journalism Capstone coursework on World War I. Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight Champion in boxing, brought his talents to Niantic, Conn. in 1923 to fight […]

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