National Affairs: Black Jack Democrat

Alarmed, peppery little Senator Carter Glass of Virginia sent a telegram to Manhattan. Reassuring, lively little Chairman John J. Raskob of the Democracy telegraphed back: "The story of Jack Johnson being authorized to speak on behalf of the Democratic National Committee is cheap Republican propaganda. Johnson has no connection with this committee in any capacity."

Mr. Johnson, onetime (1908-15) world's champion heavyweight pugilist, is working locally for the Democrats. Last December he was made a Democratic Committeeman in the Second Ward of Chicago. The theory was that he, one of the most famed Negroes of all time, could do much toward organizing...

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