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Jack Johnson

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[[Performer~P56260~Brock Peters~brockpeters]] narrates and [[Performer~P86914~Miles Davis~milesdavis]] provides the musical score of the feature-length documentary Jack Johnson. Using stills, rare film clips and the occasional interview, director [[Performer~P159073~William Cayton~williamcayton]] fashions a commanding, poignant portrait of the black boxing champion who held the heavyweight title from 1908 and 1915. Also examined are the efforts by the racist press of the period to promote a "white hope...more

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