First African-American Heavyweight Boxing Champion to be pardoned?

President Trump said he is considering a pardon for boxer Jack Johnson

President Trump looks set to grant a posthumous pardon to a champion black boxer after learning - thanks to Sylvester Stallone - how his career was wrecked by racism. Now, the President tweeted to say that after speaking to "The Expendables" star on the phone and learning about the life of Jack Johnson, he is "considering" giving him a "full pardon". He was convicted in 1913 for violating the Mann Act, created to prevent prostitution and "immorality" but often exploited to intimidate interracial couples.

After more than a century, Is a pardon in the works for the first African-American World Heavyweight Boxing Champion? After falling short in their first attempt at building a case against Johnson, assistant U.S. District Attorney Harry A. Parkin asked the Justice Department's Bureau of Investigation to "secure evidence [of] illegal transportation by Johnson of any other women for an immoral goal".

Advocates, including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), have petitioned the Justice Department to move forward with a pardon for Johnson for years.

Johnson became the heavyweight champion in 1908 after defeating Tommy Burns. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) The US boxer Jack Johnson, (1878 - 1946), training.

Jackson fled the country to escape prison but returned in 1920 to serve his sentence, spending ten months in prison.

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The tweet came a week after Trump pardoned I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who had been a top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, arguing that Libby had been "treated unfairly" by a special counsel.

His fight with James Jeffries in 1910 is widely regarded as the "Fight of the Century". "He's not going to know", Haywood, 62, said. The authorities then found another white witness, Belle Schreiber, how testified against Johnson.

Once, she recalled, she asked her mother about Johnson.

Decades after his demise, supporters of the black boxer created campaigns to seek his pardon during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama years.

Posthumous pardons are rarely given, but they occurred from time to time. President Bill Clinton pardoned Henry O. Flipper, the first African-American officer to lead the Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War; he was framed for embezzlement. President Donald Trump said he would consider a "full pardon" for the first black heavyweight boxing champion.

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