but figured I’d share this!
A few months ago, James L. Thornhill, a noted mural painter from Jackson Ward, heard about Marshall “Major” Taylor for the first time.
After a check of Taylor online, he learned that the Black Cyclone was a world-champion racer who competed from 1894 to 1910 — although he was banned from races in the southern United States, including Virginia, because he was black.
“I thought, this has to be a mural,” says Thornhill, who got underway with a 40-by-40-foot painting of the cyclist at 401 N. First St. in Jackson Ward, where Thornhill has painted other murals. It’s halfway finished.
Some more images…HERE!
Anybody see this mural at World Championships?