The Great White Hope Summary
Howard Sackler

Everything you need to understand or teach The Great White Hope by Howard Sackler.

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The Great White Hope Summary

The Great White Hope won three of the most important awards on Broadway—the Pulitzer Prize, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and a Tony—a phenomenal achievement in the history of twentieth-century theatre. The play is based on the life of black boxer Jack Johnson. When white American fighters refused to compete with Johnson, he traveled to Australia and defeated Tommy Burns in 1908, becoming the first black Heavyweight Champion...

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Lesson Plan

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