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Last updated: 4/9/19

The extraordinary life of Major Taylor, America's first Black sports hero

Major Taylor broke racial barriers by becoming the world’s fastest and most famous bicyclist at the height of the Jim Crow era.

As a young man Taylor moved to Worcester, Masss. There is now a memorial to him outside the Worcester Public Library. Michael Kranish shows how Taylor indeed became a world champion, traveled the world, was the toast of Paris, and was one of the most chronicled black men of his day.

Kranish is an investigative political reporter for The Washington Post. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, "Trump Revealed," and other books.