Brother Jack Johnson
March 31st 1878 – June 10th 1946
Lodge Forfar and Kincardine No. 225 Dundee, Scotland
Nicknamed the Galveston Giant was an American boxer, who—at the height of the Jim Crow era—became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915)
Brother Johnson was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954
“I’m Jack Johnson. Heavyweight champion of the world.
I’m black. They never let me forget it.
I’m black all right! I’ll never let them forget it!”
– Brother Jack Johnson