salute: February 17th… Joe Louis


Joe “The Brown Bomber” Louis

Aside from being  heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949, Joe Louis can can also be considered Americas first black “Hero.” He transcended color lines through his sport, and became a man which AMERICA openly supported.  Out of 71 professional fights “The Brown Bomber” only lost 3. He was a true beacon of hope, and a source of strength and pride for his people.

His compelling story, the gifts he bought to African Americans, his fight and that adorable face… leave me with a little bit of a crush. 😉

“I walk in the footsteps of giants.”

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