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Frederick Douglas Patterson (1871–1932) was an American entrepreneur known for the Greenfield-Patterson automobile of 1915, built in Ohio. He later converted his business to the Greenfield Bus Body Company. While in college at Ohio State University, he was the first African American to ... No Patterson-Greenfield autos are known to exist, but some of his father's ...


Known for, Ist African American Army Lt., 1st black auto dealer, built the first shopping mall. Homer B. Roberts (1885–1952) was a graduate of Kansas State Agricultural College and ... The Kansas City Automotive Museum honors this pioneer with the Homer B. Roberts showroom which showcases automobiles from the era.


Known for, First African American inductee to the Automotive Hall of Fame, Headed Detroit public bus system. Edward Davis (February 27, 1911 – May 3, 1999) was an American car dealer. He had a ... 1911 births · 1999 deaths · Auto dealerships · Vehicle retailers · Automotive pioneers · African-American history in Detroit ...


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  ...


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.


Pioneers in African American Auto History ... laid the foundation for others to pursue careers in such fields as franchised car dealers, designers, ... Visitors will learn about the only recorded African-American car manufacturer, C.R. Patterson of ...


Aug 4, 2015 ... Mel Farr was a pioneer among minority auto dealers ... magazine ranked Farr as the largest African American-owned company in the country.


Feb 19, 2013 ... They were racers, car dealers and turn-of-century car makers — check out this shortlist of groundbreaking African Americans who left an ...


Feb 10, 2012 ... African American Legacy Profiles: The Pioneers of the Car Business ... was the first African American to own a General Motors dealership.


Jan 27, 2016 ... Pioneers in African American Automotive History at the AACA Museum ... as franchised car dealers, designers, custom car builders, race car ...