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Every man got a right to his own mistakes. Ain't no man that ain't made any.
Joe Louis! Gave us hope.
He will never be forgotten.
An inspiration for young black males who now box.
Joe Louis was born on 1914 in Alabama . During his young adulthood he rose up through the ranks of armature as well professional boxing to one day become the World heavy weight champion.
Joe Louis successfully defended his championship 25 times in a span of 12 years. He was the first black to hold the heavyweight championship in twenty-two years with his victory over James J. Braddock in 1937. Joe Louis gave the African American race hope during this time, which was the great depression. The population of African Americans during the time looked up to Joe Louis as a hero by showing that Affrican American boxers can be the best.
Joe Louis was very important to the African American society as well as being a historical figure. Not only difd he prove that African Americans could dominate boxing but he did it in a time when the culture needed it the most. Through the great depression and the segregation the community was struggling and Joe Louis was able to show a spark of life that was all some African Americans needed to be able to not give up and thrive.
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