December 2005
Jet;12/26/2005, Vol. 108 Issue 26, p20
Offers news related to black history. Presents information on boxer Jack Johnson, who became the first black heavyweight champion of the world on December 26, 1908 and on David N. Dinkins, who took office as the first black mayor of New York City on January 1, 1990.


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