The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero, a Biography Book Talk & Signing
Michael Kranish is a bestselling author and investigative political reporter for The Washington Post. He will discuss and sign The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero ($30.00 Scribner). In the tradition of The Boys in the Boat and Seabiscuit, this is a fascinating portrait of a groundbreaking but forgotten figure--the remarkable Major Taylor, the black man who broke racial barriers by becoming the world’s fastest and most famous bicyclist at the height of the Jim Crow era.
From a moment in time just before the arrival of the automobile when bicycles were king, the populace was booming with immigrants, and enormous societal changes were about to take place, The World’s Fastest Man shines a light on a dramatic moment in American history--the gateway to the twentieth century.
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This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.
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