The fight that changed history

In 1910, Black boxer Jack Johnson took on Jim Jeffries in the “Battle of the Century” – and won. The nation erupted. Angry White protesters filled the streets. Authorities tried to suppress the story, but too late. Footage of the fight had spread across the globe.

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  1. Boxing matches are famous for their dramatic introductions of the fighters. Choose a song and write a suitably impressive introduction for Jack Johnson. Then, perform it with the song in the background.
  2. You are a newspaper columnist covering the “Battle of the Century” in 1910. Write an accurate report describing how Johnson beat Jeffries in a fair fight.