Famous African-American Athletes

From the Who2 database of 4,511 musicians, actors, historical figures, and other celebrities:

  • Aaron, Hank

    Major league baseball's home run leader, 1974-2007
  • Ali, Muhammad

    The heavyweight boxing champ called "The Greatest"
  • Ashe, Arthur

    The first black man to win the U.S. Open in tennis
  • Mays, Willie

    The All-Star center fielder called the Say Hey Kid
  • Owens, Jesse

    The black sprinter who won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics
  • Paige, Satchel

    Negro League pitcher who made it to the majors in his 40s
  • Rice, Jerry

    Wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, 1985-2000
  • Rudolph, Wilma

    The first American woman to win three gold medals in one Olympics
  • Tyson, Mike

    "Iron Mike," controversial heavyweight boxing champ of the 1980s
  • Williams, Venus

    Sister of Serena Williams and five-time winner of Wimbledon
  • Woods, Tiger

    The worldwide golf superstar who admitted infidelity

See: Biographies for Black History Month