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Kansas City Public Library – Plaza Branch

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4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
816.701.3481 https://www.kclibrary.org/library-locations/plaza-branch

August 2019

Major Taylor: America’s First Black Sports Hero Author Talk

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library – Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Washington Post reporter Michael Kranish examines this overlooked trailblazer in a discussion of his book The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero. Overcoming rampant racism in his sport, Taylor became one of the most chronicled black men of his time. Join KC's Major Taylor Cycling Club, KC Public Library, and author Michael Kranish for a reception and discussion about Major Taylor's life and times.

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