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Annual Bette & Frank Spriggs Lecture at Nantucket
Museum of African American History’s Nantucket Public Programs are sponsored by: Bank of America & ReMain Nantucket.
There is a long but little-known history of African American cycling. High wheelers and tricyclists of the 1880s gave way to Cambridgeport’s Riverside Cycle Club and Kittie Knox, her cycling on Martha’s Vineyard, and protests against the “color bar” in cycling in the 1890s. They preceded Marshall “Major” Taylor, a world champion who joined with a “band of rivals” to form the first integrated professional sports team in America, and he then raced in Europe and Australia in theView more
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