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In the 30s men dominated the courts fields tracks and other sports arenas and most women did not even consider stepping foot onto them This decade set the stage for sports and athletics to progress in the future both in race and gender Many great athletes remain distinguished for their efforts and achievements during this period and continue to be admired today The 30s characterized itself by its prolific sports figures whose struggles and triumphs within their respective sports helped to bring about newfound hope and patriotism to America in the aftermath of national anguish It may appear that after the crash of the stock market every US citizen would be in shambles but surprisingly a certain few were too busy excelling in the art of sports Among the few came Joseph Louis Barrow Born May 13 1914 in Lafayette Alabama Joseph lived with his family fighting with poverty for most of his childhood His family moved to Detroit in 1924 at which Joe first became involved in boxing Having grown up in the Old South Louis had acquired the instinct and anger of a true fighter even amidst the evils of racial discrimination and intolerance His early career was a period of hard work and determination and was one without glamour or fame Ten years after his arrival in Detroit Louis won the Golden Gloves as a light heavyweight Following this win Louis turned professional and won twelve contests within the first year Joe Louis was seemingly invincible until his meeting with Max Schmeling on June 19 1936 Schmeling was the underdog but to the surprise of all gave Louis a defeat that would continue to sting long after the cuts had healed Louis was counted out in the 12th round of this lengthy fight and suffered the first and most painful defeat of his boxing career In 1937 Louis faced world heavyweight champion James J Braddock in Chicago In
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