S.Con.Res.29 - A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that John Arthur "Jack" Johnson should receive a posthumous pardon for the racially motivated conviction in 1913 that diminished the athletic, cultural, and historic significance of Jack Johnson and unduly tarnished his reputation.111th Congress (2009-2010)
Summary: S.Con.Res.29 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Passed House without amendment (07/29/2009)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Expresses the sense of Congress that Jack Johnson (the first African-American professional boxer to hold the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World) should receive a posthumous pardon to expunge from the annals of American criminal justice a racially motivated abuse of the federal government's prosecutorial authority and to recognize his athletic and cultural contributions to society.