US Congress Boxing Pardon

March 5, 2013 - 2:30 PM
FILE - This is an undated file photo showing Jack Johnson. Lawmakers seeking a presidential pardon for Johnson, the world's first black heavyweight boxing champion imprisoned a century ago for his romantic relationships with white women, are renewing their efforts. Sens. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and John McCain joined Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and William "Mo" Cowan, D-Mass., on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in reintroducing a resolution urging President Barack Obama to pardon Johnson because he was wronged by a racially motivated conviction. (AP Photo)