Marshall (Major) Taylor

Born: Nov. 26, 1878
Cyclist

Considered one of the first African-American sports heroes; held seven world cycling records at the turn of the century, racing mostly in Europe, Australia and New Zealand after being barred from many events in the U.S. due to racial prejudices; won the world 1-mile championship in 1899.

Died: June 21, 1932

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