Jack Johnson and the Cotton Club
Jack Johnson was the first African-American World Heavyweight Boxing Champion (1908-1915). In 1920, he opened a supper club called Club Deluxe in the heart of Harlem at 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue. In 1923, gangster and bootlegger Owney Madden "offered Johnson a deal he couldn't refuse" and the Cotton Club was born.
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