Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Reviews

July 2, 2018
The archival footage alone justifies the entire enterprise.
April 19, 2018
Burns's footage of Johnson in action is astounding, and the commentary from Stanley Crouch, Gerald Early and James Earl Jones provides acerbic, one-two punching Black male insights.
August 14, 2007
June 21, 2007
Burns brings forth many impressive historical details, all contextualized within the overarching story of Race in America. Hours later, you are left with what feels like a genuine sense of what made the guy tick, and the world that he inhabited. Yet anoth
October 29, 2005
The subject is admirably served here.
January 26, 2005
Unforgivable Blackness will stand as an absorbing microscope in reference to resilient black manhood in all its vulnerability and vitality.
October 5, 2004
Proves that, no matter what punches were thrown at him, no one ever wiped that triumphant smile off of Jack Johnson's face.