Heavyweight Boxer Peter "The Black Prince" Jackson 1889.
Peter Jackson, no, not that Peter Jackson but “The Black Prince” Jackson, became one of the greatest boxers in history. He earned that title at a time when the sweet science was as popular as the NFL today and black people were treated like dirt.
Jackson was born a free man on the island of Saint Croix in 1861, which was then part of the Dutch West Indies. He left his Caribbean home to work as a sailor and gained notoriety as a fighter when he quelled a ship mutiny with nothing more than his fists.