Today, President Donald Trump posthumously pardon the late boxing champion Jack Johnson. Johnson was convicted in 1913 for violating the Mann Act and he served several years in Leavenworth. On his release date of July 9, 1921, the Scranton Times ran a short piece on his release –
When Johnson died in 1946, he was remembered as a friend of Scranton. Johnson lived and worked in Scranton at the Newport Hotel on Center Street.