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In this Feb. 10, 1943, file photo, former boxer Jack Johnson looks through a scrapbook of newspaper clippings in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John T. Burns, File)

In this Feb. 10, 1943, file photo, former boxer Jack Johnson looks through a scrapbook of newspaper clippings in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John T. Burns, File)

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Column: Jack Johnson's biggest crime was being black

Jack Johnson's biggest crime was being an unrepentant black man who beat up white men for a living.