Dont let your dreams be dreams
Jack Johnson (1878 - 1946)
Source: Jack Johnson
Contributed by: Soul Searcher
Who told you I was yellow? You're white Tommy - white as the flag of surrender!
Source: Taunt to Tommy Burns in the ring, New York, 27 Dec 1908.
Contributed by: Zaady
I never doubted the issue from the beginning. I knew I was too good for Burns. I have forgotten more about fighting than Burns ever knew.
Source: On the Burns-Johnson Fight, New York, 27 Dec 1908.
For every point I'm given, I'll have earned two, because I'm a Negro. Johson beat Burns to became the first black heavyweight champion.
Source: On selecting a referee for the Tommy Burns fight, 26 Dec 1908.
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