Marshall "Major" Taylor (November 26, 1878 – June 21, 1932) was the first Black cycling world champion, in 1899. He is remembered in a mural outside Bikes 4 Life in West Oakland.
The first mural was painted by Tone Icer and Padfour, Murals of Life N Hope Artists...
In 2018, a new, larger mural was painted in its place by Refa One.
Links and References
- Marshall Taylor on Wikipedia
- Marshall "Major" Taylor: The incredible story of the first African-American world champion Smithsonian - National Museum of American History, March 19, 2014
- News of the Cyclists - Maj. Taylor Will Probably Cause the League Trouble The Fastest Slow Guy You Know blog