For the purposes of understanding the nature of the evidence for a lost race of giants, however, it is the description of his teeth that is important. The following newspaper story was written after Johnson was charged with a violation of the Mann Act (Oakland Tribune, June 29, 1913):
“Jack Johnson, champion pugilist heavyweight of the world, and his white wife, who was Lucille Cameron, went aboard the steamer Corinthian tonight preparatory to sailing for France early tomorrow. The big fighter wore his famous broad smile, showing his double row of teeth for the first time in many weeks as he walked up the gangplank of the steamer.”
See - a double row of teeth. It's written right there.
The Mann Act (1910) was a Federal law that was originally intended to address the problem of human trafficking for purposes of prostitution. The vague wording of the act made it possible to treat various “unapproved” consensual sexual acts between adults as a crime, allowing the law to be used as a tool to prosecute and harass. The targeting of Jack Johnson in 1912 followed his stunning win over James Jefferies in the “Fight of the Century” (1910) and his marriage to a white woman (the second of three). Johnson kept on smiling.
One of Johnson’s nicknames was “The Galveston Giant” (he stood just over 6’ tall). So there you have it: another giant with a double row of teeth. You’re welcome.