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Resources

BOOKS

  • The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World by Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor, Wordbound Media, © 1930. 

  • The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero by Michael Kranish, Scribner, © 2019. 

  • Major Taylor: The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World by Andrew Ritchie, Cycle Publishing, © 1988. 

  • Major: A Black Athlete, A White Era, And the Fight to be the World’s Fastest Human Being by Todd Balf, Crown Publishers, © 2008. 

  • Major Taylor: The Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men who Helped Him Achieve Worldwide Fame by Conrad and Terry Kerber, Skyhorse Publishing, © 2014. 

  • Major Taylor in Australia by Jim Fitzpatrick, StarHill Studio, © 2011. 

  • The Revolt of the Black Athlete by Dr. Harry Edwards, The Free Press and the University of Illinois, © 1970. 

  • The Bicycle: A History by David V. Herlihy, Yale University Press, © 2004.

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