Black History Month: Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor – the black cycling pioneer


For Black History Month 2021, academic and author Dr Marlon Moncrieffe tells the story of Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor, an American professional cyclist who rose to the top of his sport winning the one mile sprint event at the 1899 World Track Championships. But his career was plagued by the racism he suffered.

Animations produced by Flow.

READ MORE: Best of Black History Month 2021 on BBC Sport

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