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Books: Pride and Prejudice

In the '30s, sportswriters called him the Brown Bomber, the Dark Destroyer, the Sepia Slugger, the Mahogany Maimer, the Chocolate Chopper, the Tan Tarzan of...

Sport: Requiem for a Heavyweight

Joe Louis: 1914-1981 Joe Louis, World Heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949, was perhaps the greatest boxer in history. He defended his title a record 25...

Sport: St. Louis Louis

In St. Louis just a year ago, a glum, well-built Negro won the U. S. amateur light-heavyweight boxing championship by scoring his 34th knockout in the finals...

Sport: Louis v. Farr

Without the slightest evidence of fear Tommy Farr bounced out of his corner aimed two left jabs at the stolid face of Joe Louis, hit his dark opponent with a...

Sport: Summa cum Laude

Five years ago coffee-colored Joe Louis was an obscure Detroit factory hand. He could read slowly, write a little, say "Yas'm." Last week 25-year-old Joe...

Sport: Louis Downs Another

Last February, when Chilean Arturo Godoy, a punchinello without a punch, lasted 15 rounds against Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis, most fight fans were less...

Sport: Schmeling v. Louis

In New York's Yankee Stadium last week, Germany's Max Schmeling knocked out Detroit's Negro Joe Louis in the twelfth round of a scheduled 15-round prizefight...

Sport: Bomber, Assassin, Slasher

In the history of U. S. pugilism, filled though it is with the names of many able Negro fighters, there has been only one black heavyweight champion of the...

Sport: They Never Come Back

In the fourth round, it looked for a moment or two as if Joe Louis might do it. He shuffled in, jolted Ezzard Charles with a series of stiff lefts, trying to...

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