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Champion Cyclist "Major" Taylor : Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

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."

Selected Articles from Chronicling America