The Story of Marshall “Major” Taylor

Yes, it's an ad campaign for Hennessy, but regardless it's a great story and one that's seldom told. Major Taylor became a professional racer in 1896, at the age of 18, and won the sprint event at the 1899 world track championships in Montreal to become the first African American to earn the title of world champion. He was just the second black athlete to win... Continue Reading →

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