Pop-up Exhibit | Jack Johnson’s Memorabilia

Visit The Bryan Museum’s pop-up exhibit and celebrate Galveston legend Jack Johnson’s birthday.

Johnson was the first black man to win the world heavyweight boxing championship on Dec. 26, 1908. In addition, he regularly crossed the lines of racism that divided America at that time, earning enemies and admirers. In 1913, he was convicted of violating the Jim Crow era Mann Act when crossing state lines with his future wife, and soon forced to live abroad in exile. We invite our community to take part in requesting President Trump pardon Jack Johnson and correct this historic injustice.

Our collection of Johnson’s memorabilia is now on display in the Children’s Center at the Museum.