The footage depicts the heavyweight championship that took place in Reno, NV on July 4, 1910, when reigning champion Jack Johnson, a black American, knocked out former champion James J. Jeffries, a white American, in the fifteenth round of a very one-sided fight. The fight was already a media sensation weeks before ...
Within a year of winning the title, Johnson made five successful defenses, all against white challengers. As this was happening, the media, boxing insiders and political forces mounted an effort to find a man -- a white man -- who could defeat Johnson. It was decided former champion Jeffries would be the "White Hope.".
Jul 4, 2017 ... July 4, 1910: Johnson vs Jeffries. The historic clash between the first black heavyweight champion and the first Great White Hope.
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Jul 3, 2010 ... The night before the fight, Frieda Jeffries awoke and saw her husband standing by a window, staring into the black Nevada night. “What's wrong?” she said. James J. Jeffries, the anointed Great White Hope, said nothing. He did not want to be in Reno to fight the younger, slicker, more agile Jack Johnson.
Topics in Chronicling America - Jack Johnson vs. James J. Jeffries. Jack Johnson wins the "Battle of the Century" against James Jeffries on July 4, 1910 in Reno, Nevada. The fight between Johnson and Jeffries sparked nation-wide response, including both celebrations and riots. Johnson was the first African American ...
Jul 2, 2010 ... That a black could challenge a white in the squared circle, let alone defeat him, was simply too incendiary to be allowed. In fact, reigning world heavyweight champion James J. Jeffries chose to retire rather than risk losing the title to Johnson in the ring. But Johnson, a guy who basically lived his life with a ...