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Friday, September 3, 2010

Major Taylor was much more than just a bicyclist

"Major Taylor was much more than just a bicyclist" By Albert B. Southwick

... Always polite, always a gentleman, he paved the way for Jackie Robinson and the rest of the black athletes that the country now takes for granted. The Williams sisters, of tennis fame, are the latest examples. And right here, I think, Major Taylor becomes something more than a sports legend. He should be recognized as one of the pioneers in punching a hole through the walls of segregation that had stood ever since the Civil War. And he did it in the field of sports, a crucial venue for Middle America... (Link to Article)

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