At the urging of Sylvester Stallone, Trump has indicated he is considering pardoning early 20th Century boxer Jack Johnson. Johnson, who was black, beat a white boxer. This led to race riots and brought the fury of the white supremacists upon Johnson. The Federal Government concocted a bull **** charge of violating the Mann Act (transporting women across state lines for immoral purposes) and got a conviction when they dug up a false victim. Johnson ultimately served 10 months in Federal Prison. He died in 1946.
People have been calling for a posthumous pardon for years now. For some reason, Obama never issued the pardon.
Hopefully, Trump will step up and issue this pardon and clear this man’s name for good.
This is a sad example of retaliatory and racially motivated prosecution.