Galveston, Texas: Kickass Jack Johnson Statue

John Arthur "Jack" Johnson, the "Galveston Giant," was the world's first black heavyweight boxing champion (1908-1915). His 2012 bronze sculpture is posed as if about to throw a knockout punch.

Jack Johnson Park

Address:
2627 Ave. M, Galveston, TX
Directions:
From Wy 87 turn south at the monument onto 25th St. Drive three blocks. Turn right onto Ave. M. Drive one block. The statue will be on the left, in a little park on the southwest corner of Ave. M and 26th St.
Hours:
Gates open M-F 8:30-5 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Kickass Jack Johnson Statue

10:00am on Monday, 7/26/21, park is closed, behind fenced park area. No notice of park hours.

[Stephen Larson, 04/26/2021]

Kickass Jack Johnson statue.

Kickass Jack Johnson Statue

The statue is half size of the real Jack Johnson, who was 6'2" tall. Newly constructed in 2012. Nice but small corner park that was gated/locked on a Sunday when we visited. Easily viewed from outside the fencing though.

[Jan Bryson, 02/18/2014]

Nicknamed the "Galveston Giant," Jack Johnson was the world's first black heavyweight boxing champion.


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