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THE STORY

Introduction

Major Taylor

Franklin Artifacts

FOR TEACHERS

Resources

FOR STUDENTS

Activities

REFERENCE

Credits

 

Who is Major Taylor?

Major Taylor is a bicycle hero who succeeded in achieving what many people believed could never be done.

Over a century ago, Major Taylor trained to become a competitive bicyclist. Despite the rampant racism of his time, he raced to win more than a dozen gold medals, and gained a reputation for being the fastest man in the world.

As you learn more about this gifted athlete and courageous idealist, hopefully you’ll feel inspired to follow your dreams.

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