1966 Texas Western Basketball Team

Sport (Years Played): Basketball
No list of black athletes that changed the world would be complete without the Texas Western college basketball team of 1966. Prior to that season, no major college basketball team had ever had five African American players in the starting lineup. But that unheard of squad pulled off a miracle year that ended with them beating Kentucky, 72-65, in the National Championship Game. A story so amazing that it deserves to be made into a movie. Oh, wait...