Trump grants posthumous pardon to black boxing champ Jack Johnson

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Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE President Donald Trump pardoned black boxing icon Jack Johnson Thursday, posthumously nullifying the heavyweight champion’s conviction by an all-white jury for an interracial relationship more than 100 years ago. Johnson’s story was brought to Trump’s attention in recent…

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