Senate asks Obama to pardon late boxing legend Jack Johnson

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate urged President Barack Obama to pardon the late black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, who was sent to prison nearly a century ago because of his romantic ties with a white woman. Johnson became the first black heavyweight champion in 1908 — 100 years before Obama was elected America’s firstContinue reading “Senate asks Obama to pardon late boxing legend Jack Johnson”