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Ken Burns: Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson DVD 2PK

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In this Emmy® Award-winning documentary by Ken Burns, follow Jack Johnson's journey from his beginnings as the son of former slaves, to his entry into the brutal world of professional boxing, where he was able to battle his way up through the ranks and become the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World. The biography of Jack Johnson is a... ... More
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In this Emmy® Award-winning documentary by Ken Burns, follow Jack Johnson's journey from his beginnings as the son of former slaves, to his entry into the brutal world of professional boxing, where he was able to battle his way up through the ranks and become the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World. The biography of Jack Johnson is accompanied by more than fifty photographs and draws from a wealth of new material.


Producer: Ken Burns, David Schaye, Paul Barnes
Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Company: Florentine Films
Production Year: 2005
Copyright Year: 2004
Rating: TV-PG
Director: Ken Burns
Narrator: Keith David
Actors: Samuel L. Jackson
Talent: Samuel L. Jackson
Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 240 minutes
Audio Format: Stereo


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Interesting history
Review by Rick review stating Interesting history
The power of confidence over resentment and discrimination drives this man on past his peak to loose a boxing match [which by any standard is to long] only to win our heart.
Its About Time
Review by Professor H. review stating Its About Time
Before Cassius Clay, there was Jack Johnson. Proud, stubborn, defiantly black. Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson is American history on so many levels: race, sports, law, Jim Crow. Definitely a must see.
The uncomparable soul of Jack
Review by Ghostof G. review stating The uncomparable soul of Jack
Im a boxing historian and fan. This DVD explain in great detail the fights Jack had to fight outside of the ring.

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