The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of "'Major' Taylor" using the following search strategies:
Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase: Marshall W. "Major" Taylor, Negro or colored cyclist, cycling wonder, colored wonder, bicycle race, colored rider, wheelman, League of American Wheelmen.
Search between years 1895-1910.
Sometimes his last name was spelled "Taylore."
Sometimes you will find articles referring cyclists by the nickname "cracks."