25 Black Athletes Who Changed the World

In honor of Black History Month check out these sports stars who changed the game both on and off the field.

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Jack Johnson

jack johnson

Frederick Pollard

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Joe Louis

joe louis heavyweight champion

Jesse Owens

jesse owens runner

Charlie Sifford

charles sifford

Jackie Robinson

jackie robinson

Althea Gibson

Hank Aaron

hank aaron

Wilma Rudolph

wilma rudolph

Bill Russell

bill russell

Curt Flood

curt flood

Jim Brown

jim brown

Muhammad Ali

1966 Texas Western Basketball Team

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John Carlos and Tommie Smith

john carlos and tommie smith

Arthur Ashe

arthur ashe

1970 USC Football Team

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Magic Johnson

magic johnson

Michael Jordan

michael jordan

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

jackie joyner kersee

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

mahmoud abdul rauf

Craig Hodges

craig hodges

Tiger Woods

tiger woods

Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith

tony dungy and lovie smith

John Amaechi

john amaechi

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