Web Toolbar by Wibiya
Login | Sign Up AnonymousUser
twiter
New to Comunitee?


or Sign Up with Email

Politics

>> WILLIAM COWAN Latest News

MAR 05, 2013 - Boston Globe

A Must Read - Share

Massachusetts Senator William `Mo’ Cowan joins effort to pardon boxing great Jack Johnson

He was the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion, nicknamed the “Galveston Giant” after his hometown in Texas. But even John Arthur “Jack” Johnson could not fight against the racism of his time when in 1913, he was wrongly convicted on charges of human trafficking for bringing his girlfriend, who was white, across state lines. On Tuesday a bipartisan coalition of congressmen, including Senator William “Mo” Cowan of Massachusetts, introduced a resolution calling upon President Obama to posthumously pardon Johnson, who died in 1946 at age 68.

Tags: Massachusetts Senator William `Mo’ Cowan joins effort to pardon boxing great Jack Johnson,  William Cowan Latest News