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South Side murals recall first African American sports superstar, Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor

He was the first African American sports hero and the first Black athlete to compete regularly in open, integrated competitions. He was the first and only African American to win a cycling world championship. He was known as the fastest man in the world, nicknamed “Major” in his Indiana youth and later “the Worcester Whirlwind” after his adopted hometown in Massachusetts. President Theodore Roosevelt was one of his biggest fans. He was one of the wealthiest athletes of his time, too, before dying penniless in Chicago.

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I'm afraid even after reading the Sun-Times article I can't tell where this is. Can someone give me rough coordinates? Is this down near South Holland?

41.657598,-87.630993, near Riverdale ME

Excellent, thanks.


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