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By Matt de La Peña

On the eve of worldwide warfare II, African American boxer Joe Louis fought German Max Schmeling in a bout that had extra at stake than simply the area heavyweight identify; for a lot of the US their struggle got here to symbolize America's conflict with Germany. This based and robust photograph booklet biography facilities round the historical struggle within which Black and White the USA have been capable of set aside prejudice and are available jointly to have a good time our nation's ideals.

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