Louis, Joe, 1914-1981

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1914-05-14
Death 1981-04-12
English

Biographical notes:

Joe Louis was born in Lexington, Alabama on May 13, 1914. With his family, he later moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he became a professional prize fighter, winning championships as an amateur, then as a professional. He was heavyweight champion of the world from 1937 to 1949. Some of his more memorable bouts were with Primo Carnera in 1935, with Max Schmeling in 1936 and 1938, and with James J. Braddock in 1937. He died April 12, 1981.

From the guide to the Joe Louis scrapbooks and papers, 1935-1941 and 1948-1951, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Champion prize fighter of Detroit, Michigan.

From the description of Joe Louis papers, 1935-1951. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 79198615

From the description of Joe Louis papers, 1935-1951. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420561

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Subjects:

  • Boxing
  • African Americans
  • African Americans--Michigan
  • Athletics
  • Athletics--United States

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  • Detroit (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • Michigan (as recorded)
  • Michigan (as recorded)
  • Detroit (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Detroit (Mich.) (as recorded)