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Wilt Chamberlain: Black History Photo Of The Day (PHOTO)

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Los Angeles Lakers' Wilt Chamberlain, left, stands beside a backboard and hoop trophy that was presented to him after he became the all-time leading rebounder in NBA history, in Los Angeles, Jan. 31, 1972. (AP Photo) | AP

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots of time that represent the struggle and triumph of African-Americans through the years?

As part of our Black History Month coverage, we will be featuring one photo a day that honors years of groundbreaking achievements within the black community. These photos bring tears to our eyes, instill pride in our hearts and motivate us to carry on the legacy of strength and perseverance.

Today's photo was taken on January 31, 1972, showing basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain being awarded a backboard-and-hoop trophy after he becoming the all-time leading rebounder in NBA history.

Known as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Chamberlain scored more than 30,000 points during his professional career and holds the record for most points scored in one game.

Chamberlain was inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame in 1978. He died in 1999, however his legacy of superb athleticism lives on.

Take a look at the photo and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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