I'd wanted to watch this film for some time but it hasn't been easy to do because it's not widely available in the UK. I'm a member of a well known film rental company but they didn't have a copy and you must own a multi-region DVD player to watch imported versions of 'Unforgivable Blackness'. I was able to watch part one on the internet, although the quality of that version was poor, but it did whet my appetite sufficiently to want to buy a region 1 copy and watch it on my PC (as you can change the region four times if necessary).
Without giving away many details, the DVD is about the American boxer Jack Johnson, who, long before Ali or Joe Louis overcame poverty and racial prejudice to become the first African American heavy weight champion of the world at a time when people of race were often treated with low regard. Johnson set the first precedent. This was a man of great courage, determination and skill - qualities that I think make him a worthy role-model for anyone who has to overcome obstacles to do good things in their own life. Johnson was not a saint. He did what he wanted, when he wanted and refused to be held back by anyone but ultimately there was a price to pay.
If you're a boxing fan or not and you admire people of character the you should watch this film if at-all possible. Regrettably, this like other great films has not been made easily available to the world at large, when it should be. Everyone should know who Jack Johnson is and his story because he was the original and best, but in this age, doesn't get the recognition he deserves.