The 25 Most Influential Black Athletes Ever

Black athletes are not only some of the greatest athletes in sports history, they’re also some of the most influential people in the world period. 

They were game changers, civil rights leaders, influencers and outsiders. Yet they all made a impact and contribution both on and off the field of play. We look at the 25 most influential Black athletes in history through the photo gallery above. Click on the photo above to launch history and get ready to learn.

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