World's Fastest (Major Taylor)

World's Fastest (Major Taylor)

Bicycle racer Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor (1878-1932), born and raised in Indianapolis, was the world’s first international Black sports superstar.  In an era where one’s race legally restricted who they could become, Taylor’s determination to rise above discrimination, physical abuse, and systemic racism in both his sport and his life led him to numerous world records, national and international titles, and widespread popularity that was unheard of for a Black man of his time.

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Category: Mural

Medium type: Paint

Date created: 2021

Associated artists

Shawn Michael Warren
Shawn Michael Warren


11 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN, 46204


2 comments Add yours

  1. This was amazing, I would love to for the artist to email. Im from Raleigh, NC and would love to learn more.


    • Hi Shawn–you can contact the artist via his website,


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