S.Con.Res.5 - A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of 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.113th Congress (2013-2014)
Summary: S.Con.Res.5 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Passed Senate without amendment (04/17/2013)
(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.