Marshall "Major" Taylor
photo from Our Oakland

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.

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