The EBONY Collection – Other Athletes Gallery
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Arthur Ashe – 1979
Arthur Ashe poses with his tennis awards.
Wilt Chamberlain – 1978
Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain candidly takes photos inside the EBONY Washington D.C. office in 1978.
Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain chats with EBONY about his views on black and white women.
Arthur Ashe, Then a Rising Tennis Star.
A young Arthur Ashe, then a rising tennis star, is captured in this undated photo.
Arthur Ashe, 1968.
Professional tennis star Arthur Ashe is photographed during a Chicago interview in 1968.
Basketball Great Wilt Chamberlain Relaxes with a Book, 1957.
Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain relaxes with a book on his specially made 7.5-foot bed in the Carruth O’Leary dormitory on Kansas University’s campus in 1957.
Wilt Chamberlain of the Los Angeles Lakers Tries His Hand at Volleyball, 1970
Wearing a "revolution" headband, basketball great Wilt Chamberlain of the Los Angeles Lakers tries his hand at volleyball during an outdoor match in 1970.
Nat King Cole and Jackie Gleason – 1959
William Lanier/EBONY Collection – Famed jazz musician Nat King Cole is photographed with former UCLA All-American Kenny Washington and Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Jim Gilliam in 1959 for a three-inning pre-game play against the Dodgers.
Harry Belafonte is photographed receiving an award along side baseball great Jackie Robinson.
Marvin Gaye – 1976
Singer Marvin Gaye and politician and civic servant Rev. Jesse Jackson play one-on-one basketball.