Black History Month


  1. One Prize Left For Althea Gibson: Presidential Medal Of Freedom

    DJ Dunson, Special to espnW

    Twelve years after Althea Gibson's death, bestowing our nation's highest civilian honor on the African-American tennis and golf legend would finally do justice to her legacy, and add just the third female sports figure to the illustrious list.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2015
  2. Lloyd McClendon 'carrying the torch' for African-American managers

    Jerry Crasnick

    Seattle's skipper on the responsibility and scrutiny of being MLB's only black manager: "Do I have a certain responsibility? Absolutely. I have a responsibility to my organization, my players, my family and my race."

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2015
  3. Bob Motley called the game with grace, dignity

    Steve Wulf,

    The former Negro League umpire is a reminder of the glory and outrage of segregated baseball.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2015
  4. Tennis - Katrina Adams leads U.S. charge

    Donald Hunt, Special to

    Katrina Adams worked tirelessly to get where she is today. Now, the former doubles star is the first African-American president of the USTA.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2015
  5. Behind The Scenes With Mo'ne Davis And Jackie Joyner-Kersee

    Little League superstar Mo'ne Davis and track and field legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee talked to ESPN's Jemele Hill for an upcoming "SportsCenter" segment. We got the scoop on the pair's favorite music, among other things. Let's just say, Beyonce is boss.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2015


  • Living Openly
    Michael Sam and Jason Collins took a significant step for black athletes. Farrell Evans »
  • BCA's Future
    Lost amid the hiring of black coaches is the future of the BCA, now in limbo. Ted Miller »
  • Black Quarterbacks
    In 1974, when the Rams started James Harris at quarterback, an uproar ensued. Steve Wulf »
  • Minority Coaches
    Blacks hold less than 10 percent of FBS head-coaching jobs despite recent hirings. Story »
  • Exporting the N-word
    What's it like to hear the N-word used abroad? Coleman Collins shares his experiences. Story »
  • Rank 'Em
    Which moment in black sports history is the most memorable?
    Set your rankings! »