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This photograph shows Joe Louis speaking to a group of servicemen at an African American recreation center for servicemen and factory personnel, Junction City, Kansas. The recreation center was part of the Works Progress Administration. His full name was Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914-April 12, 1981). He was better known as Joe Lewis. He was an American professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from 1937 to 1949.

Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943

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Item Number: 209507
Call Number: JK.F WPA.1939c *8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209507

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