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African-American Athletes

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This page is a list of notable Black American athletes in various sports and events.


Baseball Stars

See First African-American Players in Major League Baseball

Basketball Stars


  • Muhammad Ali
  • John Arthur "Jack" Johnson
  • Henry Armstrong
  • Joe Louis
  • Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Joe Gans


Football Stars

Golf Stars

Motor sports


Tennis Stars

Track and Field

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Will track and field ever become a category for this project?
posted by M. E. Beckett
Hi M.E., I just added the category. This page is still in the brainstorming stage (we're trying to make a large list of as many notable athletes as we can). We will likely move some of these categories to their own pages as we get a larger number. Please feel free to edit and add to these lists. We welcome help. Thanks! Emma