Donald Trump considers pardoning Jack Johnson after Sylvester Stallone request

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Trump said that Stallone had called him and told him about Johnson, and that he is now considering a posthumous pardon.

"His trials and tribulations were wonderful, his own life contentious", he even also tweeted. ".I am considering a Full Pardon!".

He was convicted in 1913 under the Mann Act for crossing state lines with a white woman for an "immoral objective".

President Trump Saturday explained he could be taking into consideration a "rdquo entire pardon &; to get boxing's original black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson, after being encouraged to do so by "rdquo & Rocky; celebrity Sylvester Stallone".

In Jim Crow America, Johnson was one of the most despised African-American of his generation, humiliating white fighters and flaunting his affection for white women. John McCain, R-Ariz., and former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., have been pushing Johnson's case for years.

Johnson became the heavyweight champion in 1908 after defeating Tommy Burns.

While Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has had a posthumous pardon of Johnson (the boxer died in 1946 in a auto crash) on his to-do list for years, and McCain was actually joined by Sen. Johnson skipped bail and fled the country, living in exile, before ultimately surrendering and returning to serve his one-year sentence.

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Trump's previous pardons include Scooter Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, and former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The Texas brawler, who typically picked off opponents as they exhausted, claimed a resounding victory in the "Fight of the Century", a bout against former champion James Jeffries, amid huge racial tensions. He died in 1946 in an auto crash. She remembers learning about Johnson when she was in sixth grade during Black History Month, and only learned later that he was kin.

Presidents who have been asked to pardon Johnson in the past have opted not to do so.

Since the turn of the century, a campaign for a posthumous pardon has gathered pace.

Discussion of a presidential pardon has come up in the past - but nothing ever materialized.

If he's pardoned by the president, it'll be the first time it's ever been done to someone who's already dead.

Lawmakers have been trying to pardon Johnson for years.

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