Jack Johnson, ‘Monkey Wrenches’ and Historical Accuracy


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www.snopes.com_2016-02-04_09-57-03Jack Johnson’s Monkey Wrench? : snopes.com – Copy the article link Send us your feedback We do reserve the right to use non-confidential material sent to us via this form on our site, but only after it has been stripped of any information that might identify the sender or any other individuals not party to this communication. Your Email Your Message Send Message Fact Check History Monkey Wrench Business The monkey wrench was not invented by heavyweight champion Jack Johnson. Dan Evon Dan Evon Dec 14, 2015 Share – Claim: The term “monkey wrench” was originally used to insult the tool’s African-American inventor Jack Johnson. MIXTURE WHAT’S TRUE: Boxer Jack Johnson patented a wrench in the 1920s. WHAT’S FALSE: Jack Johnson invented the tool and the term “monkey wrench” originated as a racial slur. Example: [Collected via Email, December 2015] Is is true that jack Johnson the heavyweight champion invented…

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