Louis, Joe, 1914-1981

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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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associatedWith Allen, D. C. person
associatedWith Allen, D. C., person
associatedWith Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977. person
associatedWith Battalino, Christopher, 1908-1977. person
associatedWith Blackford, Staige D. (Staige Davis), 1898-1949. person
associatedWith Braddock, Jim. person
associatedWith Code, Willie. person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Cooksey, Eugene V. person
associatedWith Curtis, Austin W., 1911- person
associatedWith Davis, Grace. person
associatedWith DeLoache, William Elliott, 1902-1978. person
associatedWith Dodd, Jimmie A., 1917-1984. person
associatedWith Fellowship Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Frank Dwight, 1885-1939 person
associatedWith Ford Motor Company. Lincoln-Mercury Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Gumby, L. S. Alexander, 1885-1961, person
associatedWith Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945. person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith Klawitter, Eugene W., 1932- person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947 person
associatedWith Magriel, Paul David, 1906-, person
associatedWith Masci family. family
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Matthews, Norman, person
associatedWith Murphy, George, 1897-1961 person
associatedWith Negro Actors Guild of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Payne, Aaron H., 1901-1994. person
associatedWith Reigle, Pearl J. person
associatedWith Schmidt, Ed. (Edward T.). person
associatedWith Spencer, Anne, 1882-1975. person
associatedWith Spencer, Chauncey E., 1906- person
associatedWith Thibodeaux, James C. person
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of History. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of Journalism. corporateBody
associatedWith Weinrib, Louisa, person
associatedWith Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Detroit (Mich.)
Michigan
Michigan
Detroit (Mich.)
United States
Detroit (Mich.)
Subject
Boxing
African Americans
African Americans--Michigan
Athletics
Athletics--United States
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Birth 1914-05-14

Death 1981-04-12

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