|In Indianapolis, we have the Major Taylor Velodrome, a world-class bicycle racing track named for this cycling great. You can ride your bike and also use inline skates at the Velodrome. If you want to try riding there, it’s best if you are at least 10 years old. Call ahead and see if you can arrange a time to go try it out. And don’t forget your helmet! 3649 Cold Spring Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46222 Velodrome Phone: 317-327-8356.|
Websites – Marshall Taylor:
- Look Inside Marshall “Major” Taylor
- Who Was Major Taylor?
- Exploratorium: Science of Cycling
- KidsHealth: Bike Safety
- NHTSA: Kids and Bicycle Safety
IndyPL Kids Pinterest Board: Black History – Athletes
Featured Athlete Oscar Robinson: Have you ever heard of Indiana’s own Olympian Oscar Robertson? In 1955 Oscar went to Crispus Attucks High School. Oscar’s team won the Indiana State Championship, becoming the first all-black school in the nation to win a state title. Robertson led Crispus Attucks to another championship in 1956. Oscar was so good he played in College and went on to win a gold medal with the US Basketball team at the 1960 Olympic Games.
Websites – Oscar Robertson:
- Oscar Robertson The Big O
- ESPN: The Forgotten Hoosiers
- NBS Encyclopedia: Oscar Robertson
- Basketball Hall of Fame: Oscar Robertson
Websites – African-American Athletes:
- ESPN: Black Athletes Beyond the Field
- Smithsonian: Olympic Athletes Who Took a Stand
- Bleacher Report: The 20 Most Influential African-American Athletes Who Changed Sports Forever
- Huffington Post: The 30 Greatest African-American Athletes of All Time
- PBS History Detectives: African-American Athletes
Books – African-American Athletes:
- Catalog Search: African American Athletes
More Info Guides about Black History:
- Black History: Athletes
- Black History: Authors & Illustrators
- Black History: The Civil Rights Movement
- Black History: IndyPL Digital Collections
- Black History: Martin Luther King Jr.
- Black History: Musicians & Singers
- Black History: Painters & Artists
- Black History: Scientists & Inventors
- Black History: Slavery
- Read Right Now! Black History
- Read Right Now! African American Stories
The first Super Bowl was played 48 years ago, on January 15, 1967 in Los Angeles, California. It was between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. This year, the Super Bowl takes place in Glendale, Arizona on February 1, 2015. The game is between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.
- Official Site for Super Bowl XLIX
- NFL Site for Super Bowl XLIX
- Super Bowl History
- Official Website: New England Patriots
- Official Website: Seattle Seahawks
- Super Bowl Free Live Stream for desktop computers & tablets from NBC
New England Patriots:
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It’s time again for the big game, even if our Colts can’t be in it this time. The Super Bowl has been around for 47 years. The first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967 in Los Angeles, California. It was between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. This year, the Super Bowl takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana on Febuary, 3, 2013. The game is between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.
- Super Bowl XLVII New Orleans February 13, 2013
- NFL.com: Super Bowl
- Twitter: Super Bowl XLVII
- Super Bowl History
- City of New Orleans
- Official Tourism Site: The City of New Orleans
- Fun for Game Day: Super Bowl Bingo
- Official Website: Baltimore Ravens
San Francisco 49ers:
- Official Website: San Francisco 49ers
- When Wendell Scott was fourteen he bought his first car for $15. Then he tore it apart and put it back together again. A race car driver was born!
Wendell raced cars during segregation. Some racetracks wouldn’t let him race because he was black. He never had a new car or any help from a sponsor or anyone else. His sons were his pit crew.
Despite that he finished in the top ten 147 times. He won one NASCAR race in Jacksonville, Florida in 1963. He is the first and only black race car driver to ever win a NASCAR race.Print This Post