Marshall "Major" Taylor (November 26, 1878-June 21, 1932) was the first African American cycling world champion about 1899. He is remembered in a mural outside Bikes 4 Life in West Oakland.
This mural was painted by Tone Icer and Padfour, Murals of Life N Hope Artists...
The Smithsonian published this article on Major Taylor in March of 2014.
Links and References
- Marshall Taylor on Wikipedia