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Title:
Unforgivable blackness the rise and fall of Jack Johnson
ISBN:
9781415707449
Publication Information:
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2005]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (220 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
DVD format, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

Special features: the making-of 'Unforgivable blackness'; footage not shown on PBS broadcast; special music video featuring Wynton Marsalis.
Abstract:
The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports--Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America.
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MPAA rating: Not rated.
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