Feb 29, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Film screening of Major Taylor: Champion of the Race

Major Taylor: Champion of the Race retraces the life and legacy of an American civil rights pioneer who set more than 20 world records in speed cycling during the heart of Jim Crow America. By the time he was in his early 20s, Major Taylor had captured the world cycling championship, the American cycling crown, and had set dozens of world speed cycling records – all while having to endure withering racial pressures. See a sneak peek here. This is an all ages film. Registration recommended. Screening will take place in the Indiana State Museum auditorium.

Price:  Free


In partnership with WTIU/Indiana Public Media

You’ll hear from Cathy Ferree, President and CEO, Indiana State Museum and moderator, Kisha Tandy, Curator of Social History, Indiana State Museum

Panelists include

Lynne Tolman – Founder and President of the Major Taylor Association (Worcester, MA)

Charlene Fletcher – Assistant Professor of History, Butler University

Karen Brown-Donovan – Major Taylor’s Great Granddaughter

Todd Gould – Senior Producer/Director, WTIU-TV, producer of new Major Taylor documentary for PBS