Major Taylor: Champion of the Race – Film Screening & Panel Discussion

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Date(s) - February 29, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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WTIU’s new documentary Major Taylor: Champion of the Race retraces the extraordinary life and legacy of an American civil rights pioneer and Hoosier hero who defied the odds and set over 20 world records in speed cycling during the challenging era of Jim Crow America. In his early 20s, Taylor not only secured the world cycling championship and the American cycling crown but also shattered numerous world speed cycling records. All of this was accomplished while facing relentless racial pressures.

This screening promises to be a powerful and enlightening experience, offering unique insights into Major Taylor’s resilience and achievements against the backdrop of a turbulent period in American history.

Immediately following the documentary, join us for a panel discussion with the film’s producer, Todd Gould, and Indiana State Museum’s Curator of Social History, Kisha Tandy.

Tickets are free but limited. Reserve your seat at:

https://www.indianamuseum.org/programs/film-screening-of-major-taylor-champion-of-the-race/