Who Was Major Taylor?
"Life is too short for a man
to hold bitterness in his heart."
Marshall W. "Major" Taylor
"The Other Side"
- an 1894 letter to the editor from Major Taylor about the proposed "white only" membership rule for the League of American Wheelmen
The Value of Good Habits and Clean Living
from "The Fastest Bicycle Rider in
the World," Major Taylor's autobiography.
A Forgotten Hero
by Ken Kifer is an essay on Major Taylor's life.
Neighborhood Fought Sports
by Albert B. Southwick details one of Major Taylor's many struggles
Major Taylor was Much More than
Just a Bicyclist
by Albert B. Southwick discusses Major Taylor's pioneering role as an
African American athlete.
Cyclists Armstrong, Taylor Have Much in Common
by Albert B. Southwick compares cycling greats Major Taylor and Lance Armstrong.
"Only A Game,"
a sports program on National Public Radio, broadcast a 13-minute
segment on Major Taylor on Nov. 13, 1999. Click
here to listen. Fast forward about a quarter of the way into the
file to hear the Major Taylor segment.
The Extraordinary Career of a Champion Bicycle Racer
by Andrew Ritchie is an engrossing and thoroughly researched
biography of Taylor.
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Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist
by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome
is a picture book suitable for children in grades 2 to 4. Children will draw inspiration reading about how a young Major
Taylor overcame the bitter racism of his day to become a world champion athlete.
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