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    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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    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 Research Paper

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    Chronological: Joe Louis I was well known for the nickname “The Brown Bomber.” My friends nicknamed me that because I lost to Germany’s Max Schmeling. When I was a young boy, I suffered from a speech disorder and spoke very little until about the age of 6. I spent most of my early years growing up in the countryside of Alabama. My father, a sharecropper, was committed to a state mental hospital when I was two years old. My early life was shaped by financial struggles. When I was a teenager, I…

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Jesse Owens Research Paper

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    James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens was born on September 12, 1913 in Oakville Alabama. Owens was the youngest of 10 children born to Henry Cleveland Owens and Wife Mary Emma. His parents worked as sharecroppers and his grandparents were slaves. Owens was often sick suffering from chronic bronchial congestion and pneumonia. Still, at an early age, Owens was expected to work, picking up 100 pounds of cotton despite the fact that he a frail child, in order to help in providing for the family. At the…

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    Max Shmeling Ideology

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    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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    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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    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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