- Apr 17, 1999
Did anyone catch this on PBS? It was a very well done documentary based on the life and times of the first black heavyweight boxing champion. As I was watching it, I was amazed at how some aspects of history can be totally forgotten. I had never heard of Jack Johnson before, but I'm glad I know now. Excellent job by both Samuel L. Jackson and Billy Bob Thornton. DEFINATELY RECOMMENDED VIEWING - And I'm not even a boxing fan! I'm buying the DVD on Monday. I know some others here saw it. What did you think?