The New York Times ran a piece HERE on Jack Johnson. During the Institute we watch clips from Ken Burn's Unforgivable Blackness and dive into his legacy as it relates to racial identity during the period.
If you don't know Jack, please read this article and learn more about this fascinating figure in US History who is still very relevant today.
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