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Joe Louis Fist Monument Detroit.
Joe Lewis Fist in Downtown Detroit - Picture of Joe Louis Monument, Detroit - TripAdvisor
Powered by WordPress. Not only was Joe Louis an amazing boxer but he also spent a lot of his time fighting social injustice and Jim Crow Laws. Joe and his family later moved to Detroit after racial tensions in Alabama. Joe spent a lot of his younger years at a local recreation center in Detroit and made his boxing debut in at the age of
Fist of a Champion – Detroit’s Monument to Joe Louis
Joe Louis 2 , photo by buckshot. Scott writes I simply love this piece of art work. It says so much about the heart and soul, the toughness, about the town and the people who live here and have built this area.
More than 25 years after its creation, the giant bronze fist that hangs in downtown Detroit is still a controversial, complicated symbol to Detroiters. Lewis was the heavyweight champion of the world from to He is largely regarded as the first African American to become a national hero , with his defeat of the German boxer Max Schmeling coming to symbolize both the breaking of racial barriers and the rise of American power leading up to World War II. The celebrated hero died in In , Graham told the Detroit News , "People bring their own experiences to the sculpture.