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MAJOR TAYLOR, CHAMPION CYCLIST
New York : Atheneum Books
for Young Readers, 2004.
IL 3-6, RL 5.8
any of you heard of Lance Armstrong? Can you tell me what he is famous
for? Yes, bicycle riding. He has won some of the major races
around the world. Now, have any of you heard of Major Marshall Taylor?
Probably not. He was also a bicycle racer. But he lived over
a hundred years ago. He was the first Black racer to win national
awards. As a matter of fact, during the time he was racing, many
races banned Black athletes altogether. Find out about this amazing
man in Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist.
Taylor, Major, 1878-1932.
African Americans -- Biography.
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