Recognizing Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month
Recognizing Black History Month

IN RECOGNITION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH, we thought we would mention some of the African American athletes with  whom we have developed close relations over the past twenty-five years, and with whom we have worked on different projects and events. Some of them have passed on but many others are still with us. We don’t have room to list them all but see how many of them you know:

Baseball: Toni Stone

Basketball: Cheryl Miller, Gail MarquisDawn Staley, Lisa Leslie, Kym Hampton, Teresa Weatherspoon, Crystal Robinson, Sophia Witherspoon, Teresa Edwards, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Sheryl Swoopes, Maya Moore

Beach Volleyball: Jennifer Johnson Jordan, Annett Buckner Davis

Bobsled: Vonetta Flowers, Jazmine Fenlator, Lauryn Williams

Boxing: Laila Ali

Fencing: Sharon Monplaisir, Erinn Smart

Figure Skating: Debi Thomas

Fitness: Donna Richardson

Golf: Renee Powell, Andia Winslow, Shasta Averyhardt

Gymnastics: Dominique Dawes, Tasha Schwikert, Gabrielle Douglas, Simone Biles

Motorcyclist: Peggy Llewellyn

Rhythmic Gymnastics: Wendy Hilliard

Rowing; Anita DeFrantz

Rugby: Phaidra Knight

Skiing: Bonnie St. John

Soccer: Briana Scurry, Saskia Webber, Angela Hucles, Shannon Boxx

Softball: Natasha Watley

Swimming: Maritza Correia

Table Tennis: Jennifer Johnson

Taekwondo: Lynnette Love, Nia Abdallah

Tennis: Althea Gibson, Chanda Rubin, Lori McNeil, Zina Garrison, Leslie Allen, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Katrina Adams, Madison Keys, Taylor Townsend, Sloane Stephens

Track & Field: Alice Coachman, Wilma Rudolph, Willye White, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Florence Griffith Joyner, Wyomia Tyus, Madeline Manning Mims, Jearl Miles Clark, Joetta Clark Diggs, Hazel Clark, Meredith Rainey, Chandra Cheeseborough, Gail Devers, Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards-Ross, Dawn Harper Nelson, Lolo Jones, Carmelita Jeter

Volleyball: Beverly Oden, Kim Oden, Benishe Roberts

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