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1943 Photo of Joe Louis Driving a Jeep

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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.



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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