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The Undefeated’s Black facts for Feb. 23
Why was the heavyweight champ helping a service that kept Black men in the galley?
The author of ‘Native Son’ was strongly influenced by the boxer’s success
She watched Joe Louis growing up and was close friends with Muhammad Ali
80 years ago, a heavyweight fight morphed into Roosevelt vs. Hitler, Democracy vs. Fascism and Good vs. Evil
The ‘Brown Bomber’ was black America’s hero before he became heavyweight champion
New book ‘Smoketown’ illuminates city’s impact on black history
By taking his fight to the press, Louis beat the PGA rule that limited tournament participation to golfers of ‘the Caucasian race’
We teamed up with SurveyMonkey for a public ranking of the 50 greatest black athletes of all time.
The 1946 bout was the first heavyweight fight broadcast on TV