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Collis King batting for the West Indies circa 1980

Collis King batting for the West Indies circa 1980

Peter Jackson, 2 December 1889, London. Born in 1860 in St Croix, then the Danish West Indies, Jackson was a boxing champion who spent long periods of time touring Europe. In England, he staged the famous fight against Jem Smith at the Pelican Club in 1889. In 1888 he claimed the title of Australian heavyweight champion.

Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – in pictures

Peter Jackson, 2 December 1889, London. Born in 1860 in St Croix, then the Danish West Indies, Jackson was a boxing champion who spent long periods of time touring Europe. In England, he staged the famous fight against Jem Smith at the Pelican Club in 1889. In 1888 he claimed the title of Australian heavyweight champion.

American actor Hugh O'Brian (left) hoists the sail on a dinghy, Antigua, West Indies, 1961. (Photo by Slim Aarons/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Boating In Antigua

American actor Hugh O'Brian (left) hoists the sail on a dinghy, Antigua, West Indies, 1961. (Photo by Slim Aarons/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Peter Jackson, 2 December 1889. Born in 1860 in St Croix, then the Danish West Indies, Jackson was a boxing champion who spent long periods of time touring Europe. In England, he staged the famous fight against Jem Smith at the Pelican Club in 1889. In 1888 he claimed the title of Australian heavyweight champion. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Peter Jackson, 2 December 1889. Born in 1860 in St Croix, then the Danish West Indies, Jackson was a boxing champion who spent long periods of time touring Europe. In England, he staged the famous fight against Jem Smith at the Pelican Club in 1889. In 1888 he claimed the title of Australian heavyweight champion. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Happy birthday Sir Viv.  Fantastic player, I only remember his last years, but he was still a great batsman even then.

Sir Viv Richards: the personification of grace and menace combined

Happy birthday Sir Viv. Fantastic player, I only remember his last years, but he was still a great batsman even then.

Lady Keith steps onto her porch in Lyford Cay, New Providence Island, April 1974. (Photo by Slim Aarons/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Lady Keith steps onto her porch in Lyford Cay, New Providence Island, April 1974. (Photo by Slim Aarons/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Paralympics Spot: "Superhumans"

Meet The Superhumans In This Ass-Kicking Paralympics Spot

Peter Jackson, the heavyweight boxer known as the Black Prince. London Stereoscopic Company. Courtesy of © Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Peter Jackson, the heavyweight boxer known as the Black Prince. London Stereoscopic Company. Courtesy of © Hulton Archive / Getty Images

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