Jack Johnson

Retrace the Life and Legacy of World-Champion Boxer Jack Johnson in Galveston

May 30, 2019 | By Michael Hoinski

“Jack Johnson was a real person from a real place called Galveston,” Collins says while standing in his church clothes outside Old Central Cultural Center, formerly Central High School, the first black high school in Texas. In the park behind Old Central, located on Avenue M, a life-size bronze statue depicts Johnson in his prime: roughly 6 feet, 200 pounds, and ready to rumble.

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