Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (November 26, 1878 – June 21, 1932) was an American professional cyclist. He was born and raised in Indianapolis, where he worked in bicycle shops and began racing multiple distances in the track and road disciplines of cycling. The trail stretches from 81st St. on the north end to 134th St. on the south end. The trail goes through the following neighborhoods: Brainerd, Gresham, Beverly, Morgan Park, Roseland, and West Pullman, as well as the Village of Riverdale. The park is 35.30 acres.
Jack Roosevelt Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. Located in the Washington Heights neighborhood, Jackie Robinson Park totals 12.27 acres and features a multi-purpose clubroom. Outside, the park offers a playground, softball/baseball diamonds, and basketball courts.
Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross, c. March 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an American abolitionist and social activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. The Little Calumet River Underground Railroad Project is leading the way to recognize and memorialize the places and people around Chicago who played a role, including West Pullman.