Saturday, May 08, 2010


Herriman Saturday

Sunday, November 10 1907 -- "Young" Peter Jackson and Sam Langford, both boxers of color (as Herriman makes painfully obvious in his highly derogatory cartoon) are to meet in the ring on Tuesday. The headline's reference to "a real one" harks back to some previous bouts in which Jackson and his opponent had prearranged a draw.

Since Herriman won't be contributing a cartoon about the completed match I'll spill the beans that Jackson and Langford went the full 20 rounds and the decision went to Jackson..


Hello, Allan---It seems odd that everyone knew that boxer Jackson was in a series of fake fights, and still was apparently cared about!------Cole J.
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