Legendary Boxer Jack Johnson Gets Pardon, 105 Years After Baseless Conviction
Fri May 25, 2018
Boxer Jack Johnson, who was the first black world heavyweight champion, has received a posthumous presidential pardon after years of bipartisan efforts by lawmakers and family members to clear his name — and a personal appeal from Sylvester Stallone to President Trump. Presidential pardons for people who are deceased are extremely rare.
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