The Major Taylor Story – a rise to stardom despite the odds
Major Taylor’s story is of a rise to stardom despite the odds. He was as big a star as Tiger Woods or Michael Jordan in his day, but his grandfather was a slave. In the Jim Crow era of strict racial segregation in America, Taylor had to fight entrenched prejudice just to get to the starting line. He faced closed doors and open hostility with remarkable dignity. But nothing could stand in the way of this poor farm boy, born to a US Civil War veteran, who became The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World.