Leonard Reed and Joe Louis traveled together and staged shows.
This is a poster from one of those shows. Leonard has a lot of stories
about practical jokes Joe Louis played on him.
Here is an audio story from 1948 or 1949 in New Orleans. Joe and
Leonard were scheduled to play a golf tournament and Joe was scheduled
to put on a short exhibition fight.
There were problems about who could stay in which hotel and who
could ride in cabs together - because of skin color. This is a funny
story as Leonard tells us. It also reminds us about those times: