Paper: The Life and Accomplishments of Joe Louis

a famous African American boxer. He was given the nick name the brown bomber. He was born on May 13, 1914 and he died on April 12,1981.Born in Chambers county Alabama to his mother Lillie Barrow and father Munroe Barrow. They moved to Detroit and that's where he grew up and started his boxing career. Joe was sixteen when he started in the amatuer boxing ring. His mother was giving him money for violin lessons, but Joe Louis was not interested in them.He spent the money on Boxing lessons at the Brewster Recreation center. When his mother found out, she was angry. Still she encouraged him to do his best at boxing. He was excited and went to fill out the forms for his first fight. When he realized there wasn't enough room to complete his full name he just wrote Joe Louis, that is how the name became so famous in the short form. Joe then meet a man named George Slayton, who soon became Joe's manager. With George's help Joe made it to the Golden Gloves.Joe’s first fight was against Jack Kracken, July 4,1934. He only made $55.00 for the fight and 3 months later he made it to the pro's. By the next year he was making over $60,000 per fight.Joe was very generous withe money he made and gave most of it to charity and some on his horse farm. The first time Joe lost a fight was to Max Schemling it caused a huge riot in Harleem and forced Joe into a rematch.This time it was during world warll and the whole country was behind him. An african- american fighting against a german man when Joe won the country was estatic. After this fight Joe joined the army and they banned him from any championship matches.Joe serverd 4 years in the army and fought some matches mostly to bring up the moral of the men. He soon retired in the postion of sergant. Out of the army now he started fight ing pro again. He fought some of the great fighters of their time like Billy Conn, Jersey Joe Wallcott, and Rocky Marciano. After, Rocky Marciano Kncked him out Joe retired from boxing. Soon after Joe Louis began having some very serious health problems. He had two operations on his heart and then he had a stroke. Joe Louis died on April 12, 1981 the counrty morned the greatest fighter of all time.As a tribute to the Brown Bomber Jersy Joe Wallcott wrote these final words" Our loss is heaven's gain; he was great fighter, and a champion to young and old, black and white in and out of the ring”. ...