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Originally Posted by Bop Bop
If I'm not mistaken there is a movie about his life and the racism he had to contend with in cycling.
You are not mistaken. "Tracks of Glory" was an Australian TV miniseries that shows up on US cable outlets from time-to-time as a one-parter. It isn't bad, though a little turgid in pacing. It stresses Taylor's Christian faith. I'm not sure about video/DVD availability.
Major Taylor also wrote an autobiography, which, though not as readable as the various biographies published about him, is from the horses' proverbial mouth. Taylor is very kind to those who were unkind toward him. The book is out of print, but can certainly be had through library loan programs.
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