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CAN-TV Episode 5 with Michael Kranish, author of The World’s Fastest Man

For Black History month, host Brenda Dixon is joined by guest Michael Kranish, author of The World’s Fastest Man, to take a deep dive into who Major Taylor is. Kranish and Brenda discuss Major Taylor’s childhood and career, from the racism and obstacles he faced to the Six Day Race he competed in.  Michael Kranish is […]

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Future plans for Major Taylor Trail discussed at January meeting

Photo: Photos from a stakeholder workshop on January 26, 2024 with various government agencies and community-based organizations to discuss future plans for the Major Taylor Trail. In January, government agencies and community partners gathered at City Hall to discuss future plans for the Major Taylor Trail. Each group presented current plan documents and work to

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CAN-TV Episode 4: Nature-based programs to promote mental health with Dr. Brenda Thompson & Dr. Nikia Sledge

Dr. Brenda T. Thompson and her daughter, Dr. Nikia Sledge joined Brenda on this episode to discuss the wide range of mental health problems they have seen in the South Side, an important topic to the greater Major Taylor Trail community. The South Side natives highlight the relationship between community disinvestment and mental health, challenges

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CAN-TV episode 3 with Keith Holt and Peter Taylor – how did the Trail really happen?

Host Brenda Dixon welcomed guests Keith Holt and Peter Taylor to discuss their advocacy work and the foundation of the Major Taylor Trail in December. Keith and Peter are well-known leaders in the biking community, advocates of more Black folks getting on bikes, and for the Major Taylor Trail in particular.

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We have copies of a new kids’ book about Major Taylor to give riders, and a chance to meet the author in January

Major Taylor: World Cycling Champion (Candlewick Press, September 2023) is the newest book by Coretta Scott King Award-winning author and speaker Charles R. Smith, Jr. The new book features illustrations by artist Leo Espinosa, whose drawings have been featured in The New Yorker and elsewhere. You can meet the author on Zoom with us January

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Major Taylor Trail featured at City of Chicago’s first-ever Civics Day

Saturday, November 4, the city of Chicago held its first-ever Civics Day featuring seminars, workshops and panels involving city officials and community leaders, which was attended by more than 500 people. City Civics Day was presented by the Department of Planning and Development in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. One

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CAN-TV episode 2 with Monica Brown Moss, first lady of Trinity United Church of Christ

We’ve often seen residents walking the trail to and from the small local grocery stores that are the only option for many residents of the South Side neighborhoods along the south end of the Major Taylor Trail. These areas are “food deserts” where there is a lack of access to healthy food. Host Brenda Dixon

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