Chopping firewood might not seem like a fun closing activity for most school students today, but for John Mosely, it was neither a punishment nor a chore. It was one of the highlights of his school day. Mosely, a student at the all-black Jackson…

John Arthur (Jack) Johnson was born in Galveston, Texas on March 31, 1878. Jack, who was often referred to as the Galveston Giant, was the first African American heavyweight boxer of the world. He won the title in 1908 at the beginning of the Jim…