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We all sort of have heard of Jack Johnson. Had a very tough life and an interesting life, one of the greatest fighters. Lennox was just telling me, one of the greatest fighters ever, the early 1900s. Today, as President, I've issued an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, posthumously to John Arthur Jack Johnson, he was known as, Jack Johnson.
00:00:32
The first African-American heavyweight champion of the world, a truly great fighter. Johnson served ten months in federal prison for what many view as a racially motivated injustice. He was treated very rough, very tough. Our country's a great country, and we have done something today that was very important, because we righted a wrong.
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It was a wrong, and a lot of people knew it. I knew it, without being an expert on the subject, I knew it for long time. Jack Johnson was not treated fairly and we have corrected that. And I'm very honored to have done it, Linda.>> Thank you.
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>> And thank you all very much.>>
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]>> Mr. President.>> Thank you all, thank you all.