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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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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


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


Feb 9, 2017 ... Pioneers in African American Automotive History at the AACA Museum ... for others to pursue careers in such fields as franchised car dealers, ...


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


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.