Marshall 'Major' Taylor changed the game while the rules were still being written. A decade before Jack Johnson. 37 years before Jesse Owens. 48 years before Jackie Robinson. This is when the legacy of Major Marshall Taylor began. Often overlooked as a sports Icon, Taylor became the first-ever US black World Champion and only the second black World Champion in any sport, ever.
'Major' Taylor was traveling the world competing, winning, and setting world records wherever he went - a feat that simply didn't occur in those days. His talent and speed on the bike were undeniable - even to the most illiberal. In his autobiography, he explained there had never been another African American do what he was seeking so, there was no one to look to for advice or guidance and "therefore had to blaze my own trail". By standing up against all odds he boldly inspired and invited others to follow in his footsteps.
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