Joe Louis, also known as the Brown Bomber, becomes the first Negro heavyweight boxing champion since Jack Johnson.
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1937, June 22 Duration:1 min 10 sec Sound:Yes
James Braddock punches a punching bag. Joe Louis practices for the championship match against Braddock. Max Schmeling arrives at Boxing Commission in New York. He enters building while crowd cheers. Schmeling stripped to waist stands on weighing scale. Tickets for boxing bout sold at counters. Men buy tickets. Overhead sign reads 'Advance Sale Reserved Seats'. Names of Braddock and Schmeling on tickets (the bout did not occur). Man eats banana in empty stands of a stadium. Traffic on road outside Comiskey Park in Chicago before Louis versus Braddock boxing match. Crowd lined up. Joe Louis during a boxing bout . Crowd of fans in Harlem cheering and celebrating on receiving news that Joe Louis, also known as the "Brown Bomber," had defeated Braddock as the first African American to regain the title since Jack Johnson. From a June 1962 newsreel depicting events 25 years earlier.
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