Dare to Be Black: The Jack Johnson Story

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June 28, 2018

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Thursday, June 28- 7 pm

Dare to Be Black: The Jack Johnson Story

Regional Play

Written and performed by Tommie J. Moore

Directed by Mary E. Hodges


Jack Johnson did things in the late 1800s and early 1900s that some would consider suicidal.  And although, his physical stature was threatening, his charm and storytelling made him lovable.  Jack Johnson was the first African American Heavyweight World Champion, and white America could not stand it. Unable to beat Jack in the ring, America’s court system threw an “illegal low blow.”  Jack was charged with violating the “Mann Act.” 

The reading is free, but reservations are encouraged. 

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