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    The History Research Guide is a pathway to research tools and resources. In this guide, you will find articles, books, eBooks, media, and open-access sources to assist with projects and assignments in your HIST 1301, HIST 1302, and HIST 2311 courses. This guide will help you navigate library resources whether you are an online student, dual credit, hybrid student, or attending in-person.                

    Did you know? Humble Beginnings in Galveston, Texas...

    The first part of the film follows Jack Johnson’s remarkable journey from his humble beginnings in Galveston, Texas, to his entry into the world of professional boxing, where, in turn-of-the-century Jim Crow America, the heavyweight championship was an exclusively “white title.” In 1908 Johnson became the first African-American to earn the title Heavyweight Champion of the World. On July 4, 1910, ex-champion Jim Jeffries, the new “Great White Hope,” challenged the champion.


    The fight was billed as the Battle of the Century. Despite a hostile crowd and a steady stream of racial epithets hurled from Jeffries’ corner, Johnson won an easy victory, provoking race riots all around the country. 

    Watch the full segment of Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns on Films on Demand

    Writing and Citation Help 

    Need help writing your paper or someone to review your paper? The Career Placement and Tutoring Center offers FREE tutoring in-person and online. Visit the Career Placement and Tutoring Center to schedule an appointment. 

    Writing Development is offered for ALL SUBJECTS- including but not limited to English, Government, History, and Science. 

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