Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (1878-1932) In 1899, Major Taylor became only the second African-American to be named a World Champion when he won the world 1-mile cycling championship in Montreal, defeating Boston rival Tom Butler. Taylor is the second black world champion athlete, after bantamweight boxer George Dixon's title fights in 1890-91.

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Major Taylor Society, The
Dedicated to Major Taylor, the turn of the century American and World bicycle racing champion.
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