CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH
AFRICAN AMERICANS IN SPORTS
What names come to mine when we think of Black Americans in sports, well depending on your age you may spit out the names of Arthur Ashe, Althea Gibson, Joe Louis, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Douglas Williams, Jim Brown, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed, Michael Jordan, Jessie Owens, Muhammad Ali, Venus and Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Lebron James, Lawrence Taylor, Micheal Strahan, Carl Lewis, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Lenard, George Foreman, Daryl Strawberry, The Fridge, Jimmy Winkfield, Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Julius Irving, Shaquille O’Neil, Patrick Ewing, the Harlem Globetrotters, Evander Holyfield, Reggie Jackson, The Negro Baseball League, Satchel Paige, O.J. Simpson, Mike Tyson and Willie Mays.
These are just a few names out of many, great African American Athletes that have contributed their talents to the wide world of sports. Let us honor them always. Who can you add to this list of greats.