Joe Louis vs Racist Press

Joe Louis had to deal with a lot of racism in his career. He was called the Brown Bomber,The Dusky Downer, the Shufflin' Shadow, Mike Jacobs' Pet Pickaninny, the Chocolate Chopper, and the Tan Tarzan of Thump. The press once brought watermelons for him to eat while they took pix.  He told them he didn't like watermelon.

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