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Jack Johnson, the First Black World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, 1908--Giclee Print

Jack Johnson, the First Black World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, 1908

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12.0" x 18.0"
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About This Piece
The Art
Jack Johnson the first black world heavyweight boxing champion Nicknamed the Galveston Giant Jack Johnson became world champion in when he defeated Canadas Tommy Burns in Sydney There was considerable opposition to the concept of a black man being world heavyweight champion and a succession of great white hopes attempted to take the title from Johnson In in what was billed the fight of the century the former undefeated champion James J Jeffries came out of retirement to fight Johnson in Reno Nevada Jeffries stated I am going into this fight for the sole purpose of proving that a white man is better than a negro and the fight took place in a highly charged atmosphere of racial tension Johnson dominated the fight and Jeffries corner pulled him out in the th round to prevent him suffering a knockout Johnson earned from his victory which sparked race riots across the United States

This giclée print delivers a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution. The standard for museums and galleries around the world, giclée is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are “sprayed” onto high-quality paper. With the great degree of detail and smooth transitions of color gradients, giclée prints appear much more realistic than other reproduction prints. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is acid free with a smooth surface.  
Product ID: 35012233633A
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