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John A. “Jack” Johnson

1878 - 1946

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
1. John A. "Jack" Johnson Marker
Inscription.

First Black Heavyweight
Champion of the World

 
Location. 41° 57.447′ N, 87° 39.494′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from Main Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Monument is in Graceland Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4001 North Clark Street, Chicago IL 60613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allan Pinkerton (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Graves Family Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louis Henri Sullivan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Earl Seymour Wharton Reebie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Claude Seymour Reebie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph R. Scott (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Peter Altgeld (approx. mile away); Getty Tomb (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jack Johnson. (Submitted on May 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Jack Johnson vs James J. Jeffries 1910 Match on YouTube. (Submitted on May 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Rebel of the Progressive Era in Unforgivable Blackness (Ken Burns film). (Submitted on May 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
John A. "Jack" Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
2. John A. "Jack" Johnson Marker

4. Jack Johnson Bio. (Submitted on May 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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John A. "Jack" Johnson Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
3. John A. "Jack" Johnson Monument
John A. "Jack" Johnson Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
4. John A. "Jack" Johnson Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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