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Homer B. Roberts


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African-American Automobile New Car Dealers - A History


The history of African-American men and women who elected to pursue a business career as franchised new car dealers within the automotive industry. ... This website is dedicated exclusively to African-American pioneers: the men and  ...

African-American Automobile New Car Dealers - The Men


The Pioneers. The Men. Homer B. Roberts Dan Gaines Ed Davis Robert H. Nelson, Jr. Robert Neal C. G. Hairston Al Johnson ...

Pioneer Black Auto Dealer, Ivan Vassall Sr., Dead at 96


Nov 13, 2012 ... Pioneering African American Auto Dealer Dead at 96 ... Ivan Vassall Sr., 96, who operated the first black-owned auto dealership in Philadelphia ...

Black Auto Dealers Fear Uncertain Future - tribunedigital ...


Dec 27, 1987 ... By becoming the nation`s first black auto dealer-and its only one for the ... Their percentage of Big Three dealerships selling American cars is somewhat better, but still small. ... Rufus Dukes, Pioneer Black Automobile Dealer

A Drive To Get Minority Car Dealers On The Road To Success It Isn't ...


Jul 8, 1991 ... Ivan Vassall Sr., 96, pioneer black auto dealer. November 11, 2012 ... s 245 African American dealers have gone under. That failure rate is six ...

Car History - Automobile Pioneers


Home > Automobile Pioneers ... Here are the pioneers of the American auto industry. .... first vocational experiments were found in assisting hardware dealers . .... A rabid anti-Semite, he nonetheless embraced African American workers in the ...

Pioneer of O.C.'s African American history to speak at Heritage ...


Feb 16, 2016 ... Life: Pioneer of O.C.'s African American history to speak at Heritage Museum ... Teen driver critically injured after crashing car into fire hydrant ...

Auto dealer pioneer receives leadership honor


Apr 4, 2016 ... Ross is the only African-American woman owner of a company comprised of Buick-GMC-Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo and Fiat dealerships.

Donald White: Cleveland Orchestra's first African-American member ...


Feb 24, 2016 ... CLEVELAND, Ohio – Donald White, a pioneer in the world of classic music, lived ... White was the orchestra's first African-American member.

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African-American Automobile New Car Dealers - The Pioneers


The Pioneers. Introduction. For more than five decades, it was believed that Ed Davis was the first African-American to be awarded a new car franchise.

Mel Farr was a pioneer among minority auto dealers


Aug 4, 2015 ... Former Detroit Lion Mel Farr built automotive dealership empire before ... Farr as the largest African American-owned company in the country.

C.R Patterson, Born Slave, Built Automobiles Before Henry Ford ...


Mar 8, 2015 ... Smith – car dealer and life-long resident of Greenfield – has spent years compiling .... Who was the first African-American car manufacturer? ... Ohio, in a place of honor in the Pioneer Auto Museum at Murdo, South Dakota.