Black Pioneers of Sport
Simone Biles of the United States performs on the Balance Beam during the Women's Team Final on day two of the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Guangxi Sports Center Stadium on October 8, 2014 in Nanning, China.
October 08, 2014 License
Gabrielle Douglas of the United States competes in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars final on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 6, 2012 in London, England.
August 06, 2012 License
Charlotte Bobcats Owner Robert L. Johnson looks on during the expansion draft on June 22, 2004 at the Founders Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina.
June 22, 2004 License
Wimbledon 2003, London; Frauen/Einzel; Serena WILLIAMS/USA - Wimbledonsiegerin 2003 -
July 05, 2003 License
Ozzie Newsome, Baltimore Ravens general manager during Jonathan Ogden retirement press conference at Ravens training facility on June 12, 2008 in Owings Mills, Maryland.
June 12, 2008 License
CITY 2002, Park City; ZWEIERBOB/FRAUEN; Vonetta FLOWERS/USA - GOLD -, Nicole HERSCHMANN/GER
February 19, 2002 License
Dominique Dawes performs on the Balance Beam during the compulsory''s at the USA Gymnastics National Championships. Dawes, the Olympic hopeful, is in tenth place at the end of the first round of competition at the Thompson-Boling Arena...More
June 05, 1996 License
Portrait of American basketball player Sheryl Swoopes as she poses against a white background, a basketball in her hands, New York, New York, 1990s.
January 01, 1995 License
NFL referee Johnny Grier #23 signals touchdown during a game between the Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 23, 2001 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
December 23, 2001 License
Figure skater Debi Thomas competing in unident. event at 1988 Winter Olympics.
January 01, 1988 License
Quarterback Doug Williams of the Washington Redskins fields questions during Media Day for Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. The Redskins won the game, 42-10. Mandatory Credit:...More
January 27, 1988 License
TODAY sports show featuring Jayne Kennedy. Image dated September 12, 1978.
September 12, 1978 License
USA Arthur Ashe victorious with trophy after winning Finals match vs USA Jimmy Connors at All England Club.
July 07, 1975 License
Lee Elder walks with his caddie during the 1975 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 1975 in Augusta, Georgia.
April 01, 1975 License
Emlen (Em) Tunnell of the New York Giants is from Iowa, 30 years old, 183 lbs. and 6'1'. Now in his eighth season, Em hasn't missed being in the Giants lineup during regular season play since 1948. A tricky runner and fantastic faker,...More
January 01, 2000 License
American sportscaster Brent Musburger (left) interviews former professional basketball player and head coach Bill Russell on the court during a basketball game for the CBS Sports broadcast of 'NBA Basketball,' March 18, 1980.
March 18, 1980 License
Charles Sifford of Los Angeles raises his putter jubilantly in the air after defeating South Africa's Harold Henning in a sudden death playoff during the Los Angeles Open 1/12. Sifford birdied the first hole of the sudden death to beat...More
January 12, 1969 License
Posed action on Ernie Davis of Syracuse University.
January 01, 1900 License
Wendell Scott won only one NASCAR Grand National race during his 40-plus year career. His lone victory came in the 200-mile event at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Florida on December 1, 1963.
December 01, 1963 License
The three winners of the Ladies 200 metre final at the Rome Olympics, 6th September 1960. From left to right, Britain's Dorothy Hyman (bronze), the USA's Wilma Rudolph (gold) and Germany's Jutta Heine (silver).
September 06, 1960 License
F12.01978 file photo of Willie O'Ree.
Althea Gibson poses with her tennis racket in the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York. She is the first African American woman or man to play in a major USLTA competition.
July 03, 1950 License
Earl Lloyd #11 of the Syracuse Nationals poses for a portrait circa 1950 in Syracuse, New York.
January 01, 1950 License
New York Yanks quarterback George Taliaferro, 1949 Rookie of The Year, runs on the field, carrying a football, circa 1949.
January 01, 1949 License
A portrait of the Brooklyn Dodgers' infielder Jackie Robinson in uniform.
January 01, 1945 License
A composite of images of track star Jesse Owens showing sprinting positions from start to full stride, June 18, 1935.
June 18, 1935 License
American Athlete William Dehart Hubbard
Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight boxing champion, 1908 (1951). Nicknamed the 'Galveston Giant', Jack Johnson (1878-1946) became world champion in 1908 when he defeated Canada's Tommy Burns in Sydney. There was...More
January 01, 1951 License
Sport, Cycling, Major Taylor, the first African/American to become an international star at cycling, He was a world champion in 1899 and for many years was the best rider in both the U,S,A, and across the world, he had to fight...More
January 01, 1899 License
Boxer George 'Little Chocolate' Dixon poses for a portrait circa-1890. Dixon was the first black world boxing champion in any weight class. Dixon was also the first Canadian-born boxing champion. Dixon, known as 'Little Chocolate',...More
January 01, 1890 License
Tracee Ellis Ross