S.Res.447 - A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the President of the United States should exercise his Constitutional Authority to pardon posthumously John Arthur "Jack" Johnson for Mr. Johnson's racially-motivated 1913 conviction that diminished his athletic, cultural, and historic significance, and unduly tarnished his reputation.108th Congress (2003-2004)
Summary: S.Res.447 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)
Passed Senate without amendment (10/05/2004)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Calls for the President to grant a pardon, posthumously, to Jack Johnson, the first African-American professional boxer to hold the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World.