Our Bomber, handmade scrapbook page, circa 1950
Handmade by an HBCU graduate in 1950.
At 6”2, Joe Louis was a hard-hitting fighter. He won Detroit’s Golden Gloves light-heavyweight title in the open class in 1934. At the end of his amateur career, he had won 50 of 54 matches—43 by knockout. He was ready for the pros.
In 1937, Joe Louis beat James J. Braddock to become the first black heavyweight champi…