Name: Armstrong, Henry
Category: African-American Experience
Description: Henry Armstrong grew up in St. Louis and became boxing’s first triple-crown winner by holding titles in the lightweight, welterweight, and featherweight divisions.
Born Henry Jackson Jr. in Mississippi, he moved to St. Louis at age five and eventually graduated from Vashon High School. He was trained in boxing by Harry Armstrong, and later changed his name to Henry Armstrong to honor his teacher. Later in life, Henry taught boxing at the Herbert Hoover Boys´ Club. His autobiography is titled, "Gloves, Glory, and God."
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