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.
Medium type: Paint
Date created: 2021
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