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Fri December 20, 2013
Examining The Legacy Of Boxer Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson's first brush with Kansas City was traveling through the city on a freight train heading to Chicago. Shortly there after, he would become a world famous boxer.
His return to the Kansas City area was much more negative. He was imprisoned in Leavenworth, Kan., for violating the Mann Act, due to his relationship with Belle Schreiber, a white women and alleged prostitute. Author Phil Dixon joins Central Standard exploring Jack Johnson's legacy.
- Phil Dixon, author and historian