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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

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By the end of 1910, as the second part of this film begins, Jack Johnson was the most famous - and the most notorious - African-American on earth. But when no one was able to beat the champion in the ring, the U.S. government set out to destroy him in the courts. Unfairly charged with violating the Mann Act, Johnson was convicted and sentenced to jail. Skipping bail, he fled to Europe, where he remained a fugitive for many years. Determined to live his life regardless of the confines imposed by his color, Jack Johnson emerged as a central figure in America's ongoing struggle to deal with the question of race
Johnson Would Have to Pay (2:23)
Part Two - Fall (2:24)
No Longer Loved by All (2:28)
Drinking and Abuse (2:14)
Smooth Goods (2:54)
Black and Tan Club (1:33)
Etta Johnson (4:40)
The Mann Act (2:51)
Perversion of Mann Act (4:11)
Individualism (2:20)
Leave No Stone Unturned (2:45)
New Indictment (2:13)
White Outcry (2:55)
Unforgivable Blackness (3:09)
Johnson's Day in Court (3:01)
Everybody Skips (2:47)
How Did Johnson Escape? (2:25)
Fugitive From Justice (3:11)
'The Birth of a Nation" (3:43)
The New White Hope (2:40)
Caribbean equivalent to Reno (2:13)
Hunger had dissipated (2:13)
Restored Supremacy (8:13)
Hotter Than Hell (2:21)
Unable to Make a Deal (1:58)
Treated With Dignity (2:35)
Former Nevada Governor (2:30)
Uncontested Divorce (1:51)
Staying in the Spotlight (1:55)
The Greatest (1:51)
Jack Johnson Died in the Hospital (1:58)
Johnson's Funeral (0:48)
Ghost in the House (2:28)
Great White Hope (4:40)
Credits: Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson - A Film Directed by Ken Burns - Part 2 (2:27)
Johnson Would Have to Pay (2:23)
Part Two - Fall (2:24)
No Longer Loved by All (2:28)
Drinking and Abuse (2:14)
Smooth Goods (2:54)
Black and Tan Club (1:33)
Etta Johnson (4:40)
The Mann Act (2:51)
Perversion of Mann Act (4:11)
Individualism (2:20)
Leave No Stone Unturned (2:45)
New Indictment (2:13)
White Outcry (2:55)
Unforgivable Blackness (3:09)
Johnson's Day in Court (3:01)
Everybody Skips (2:47)
How Did Johnson Escape? (2:25)
Fugitive From Justice (3:11)
'The Birth of a Nation" (3:43)
The New White Hope (2:40)
Caribbean equivalent to Reno (2:13)
Hunger had dissipated (2:13)
Restored Supremacy (8:13)
Hotter Than Hell (2:21)
Unable to Make a Deal (1:58)
Treated With Dignity (2:35)
Former Nevada Governor (2:30)
Uncontested Divorce (1:51)
Staying in the Spotlight (1:55)
The Greatest (1:51)
Jack Johnson Died in the Hospital (1:58)
Johnson's Funeral (0:48)
Ghost in the House (2:28)
Great White Hope (4:40)
Credits: Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson - A Film Directed by Ken Burns - Part 2 (2:27)

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SUBJECTS
Racism
African Americans
History