History & Mission Statement

  The Major Taylor Association, Inc. was formed by residents of Worcester, Mass., who became intrigued with the story of the 1899 world champion bicycle racer from Worcester who overcame racial prejudice to become the first internationally acclaimed African-American sports star.

  The organization's mission is to memorialize Major Taylor with a statue on public land in Worcester, in recognition of his athletic achievements and strength of character -- his sportsmanship, concern for those less fortunate, devotion to God, and personal struggle for equality.

   Further, MTA aims to create a living memorial to Taylor by conducting  good works in his name and educating people about his life and legacy.

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Major Taylor Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 20131
Worcester, MA 01602


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