From Legendary Black Athletes to Rising Stars, Here Are 10 Moments in Sports That Brought Us Joy

Ayana Herndon

Black History Month is as good a time as any to highlight the achievements of Black athletes, and inspire the next generation to dream even bigger. In the world of sports, Black athletes have long left their mark, breaking down barriers - and often, setting records - despite the adversity they may have faced during their career. So, this month, as we celebrate Black joy, we're reflecting back on some of the most influential moments from Black athletes in recent memory. Here are just a few of the athletic feats that still bring a smile to our face, months or years later.