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  • Media Influence On Joe Louis

    Joe Louis was a prize fighter in the 1930s who was seen as a heavy slugger. In his first year of boxing he fought in 22 matches and had 18 knockouts. Joe Louis’ image was seen as an idol amongst the African American community, and along the United States. He never fought in a soft or fixed fight, he never gloated or taunted over an opponent, and he never showed too much emotion in front of the cameras and media. The media used Joe Louis to advertise many of his boxing matches, they called him the pride of the US and a war hero after he served in the military during World War 2. The media showed Joe Louis as an American hero, regardless of his race, which was unusual in the time he lived (Boxing Golden era pp) Jack Johnsons, also known as the…

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  • Joe Louis: The American Hero

    The American Hero Being a hero and symbol isn’t as easy as it seems especially back in the day you have to work, sweat, and even dedicate your life to whatever you are known for and doing.Joe Louis was the heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949 and was hero and a symbol to the American people. Joe Louis was born on May 13, 1914, Lafayetta, Alabama. Joe started spending time with a gang. His mom didn’t want him to get in any…

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  • Joe Louis The Fist Analysis

    Joe Louis The man behind The Fist: A racial analysis of the monument to Joe Louis directly in the middle of one of Detroit’s busiest intersections lies a small but powerful statue-small in terms of the surrounding skyscrapers and other monuments, but powerful in its symbolism. The sculpture is formally called Monument to Joe Louis and was given to the city as a gift, made to commemorate the life of native Detroiter and world-champion boxer Joe Louis. However, The Fist is more than just a tribute…

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  • Fame Of The Cinderella Man

    Braddock was forced to labor on the docks of Hoboken. His manager, Joe Gould, was the only one who still believed in him. Joe Gould found fights for Braddock to help feed his wife and children. Braddock was at his worst when finally things started getting better, he had a major comeback. That’s when Damon Runyon gave Braddock his nickname the “Cinderella Man”. He was given the nickname because of his fairytale like rise to a poor local fighter to the boxing champion of the world. In October of…

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  • Essay On Cinderella Man

    James J. Braddock, son of Irish immigrants, is a well-known example of a man who experienced prosperity and success during the Roaring Twenties and the hardships of the impoverished Great Depression. Braddock is a boxer from New Jersey who flourished during the beginning of his career, and he is known as the “Bulldog of Bergen” because he is tough fighter and is never knocked out. After a hand injury that ruins his winning streak, Braddock is asked to resign from the boxing profession. James J.…

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  • Max Shmeling Ideology

    by stopping Fernand Delarge in the first boxing match broadcast live in Germany. After defending both titles against Hein Domgoergen the same year and, in 1928, the European Title with a first-round knockout of Michele Bonaglia, he secured the German heavyweight championship with a point victory against Franz Diener and decided to chase bigger fights and bigger purses in the United States. Arriving in New York for the first time in 1928, Schmeling was hardly noticed by the American fight…

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  • Analysis Of Joe Jones's View Of St. Louis

    On April 7th, 1909 Joe Jones was born in St. Louis Missouri. In the year 1932, Jones painted an oil painting called “View of St. Louis”. The painting was done on canvas. The style of the art work was Midwest Regional Style or modern art. “View of St. Louis” is located in the American Art Collections at the St. Louis Art Museum. My goal in this paper is to recognize Joe Jones life in St. Louis during his adventures in art. People deserve to know more about a local legend in the art field. The…

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  • Similarities Between Joe Louis And Max Shmeling

    The rematch between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling is one of the most famous boxing matches of all time. Following victory over Louis in 1936, Schmeling became a national hero in Germany. While never a Nazi, The German government touted Schmeling's victory over an African American as proof of their doctrine of Aryan superiority. Schmeling’s connection with the Nazi government made him increasingly disliked by the American public. Anti-Nazi protesters picketed Schmeling's hotel in the days before…

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  • The Boxing Match Of Joe Louis By Maya Angelou

    Maya Angelou describes the boxing match of Joe Louis as a representative the African American race was fighting through the inequalities that they have been subject. In this piece, Angelou presents her childhood about how was it like to be African American in a certain time and place. When Angelou stated, “champion of the world, a Black boy. Some Black mother’s son.” this statement is significant it presents breaking the boundary between the black and white. The match of Joe Louis and the white…

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  • Song Analysis: Run Joe By Louis Jordan

    In this example, Louis Jordan eloquently showcased his ability to switch in and out of songful tones by utilizing his band members. The song initiated with Jordan telling a piece of a narrative, until he was interrupted by the line “Run Joe!” The line was frequently used throughout his narrative. Around the end of the verse, the whole band—including Jordan himself—repeated lines of the word “Loey.” The song’s layout evidently depicts the strategy of switching in and out of recitations; in this…

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