The 10 Most Influential African-Americans in Sports History


February is Black History Month, and it’s a time that we celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans throughout history. Here at FanBuzz, we would like to recognize ten African-American coaches and athletes who made a huge impact on the sport they either played or coached in.

Some of the names are familiar, but there may be one or two you may not recognize, and I hope that bringing them to light and giving them the recognition they deserve will give you a greater appreciation for what they accomplished. So, enjoy my list of the 10 most influential black athletes and coaches in sports history.

10. Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe is not recognized enough for his accomplishments. He is the first and only African-American male to win tennis Grand Slam titles, and he was…

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