Black pioneers in sports history

Arthur Ashe at Forest Hills, N.Y., on Aug.

Arthur Ashe at Forest Hills, N.Y., on Aug. 31, 1969, where he is competing in the $137,000 U.S. Open tennis championship. (Credit: AP / Harry Harris)

Look back at some of the notable black pioneers in sports history, including baseball, the Olympics, basketball, college basketball, boxing, golf, tennis, football, college football, hockey and wrestling....

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