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1943 Photo of Joe Louis Driving a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This photo and caption about boxing champ Joe Louis driving a jeep made the Detroit Tribune newspaper on October 02, 1943.

The biographical book Joe Lewis: The Life of a Heavyweight includes a short look (pages 193-196) at his time in the military during WWII. The book explains that he had a unique opportunity to advocate for black troops, due to his substantial connection inside the War Department. He took advantage of his connections to overcome discriminatory practices that he witnessed.

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One comment on “1943 Photo of Joe Louis Driving a Jeep

  1. Barney Goodwin

    Joe Lewis Barrow, Arlington National Cemetery, Section 7A, Grave 177. Thank you for your service!

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