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Monday, February 3, 2003
Is Jesse Jackson out of his league?

Jesse Jackson has fought for change in the sports world.
Despite a roster of black stars and the millions of dollars they make both on and off the field, racial inequality persists in the world of sports. For three decades, Jesse Jackson has championed the struggle for equal opportunity, but few in the game seem willing to recognize the cause.
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    ESPN Celebrates Black History Month
    Throughout the month of February, ESPN honors the memory and spirit of the black athletes, and others, who helped shape the sports landscape with their courage, excellence and vision. These pioneers and heroes, and others like them, will be featured throughout the month on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic and
  • Hank Aaron
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Arthur Ashe
  • Jim Brown
  • Roy Campanella
  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Ernie Davis
  • Curt Flood
  • Althea Gibson
  • Josh Gibson
  • Jack Johnson
  • Magic Johnson
  • Rafer Johnson
  • Michael Jordan
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • Carl Lewis
  • Joe Louis
  • Willie Mays
  • Edwin Moses
  • Jesse Owens
  • Satchel Paige
  • Walter Payton
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Frank Robinson
  • Wilma Rudolph
  • Bill Russell
  • Barry Sanders
  • Tiger Woods