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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. Built by he first African American-owned automobile manufacturer, The C.R. ... No Patterson-Greenfield autos are known to exist, but some of his father's ...


Other work, Retail auto salesman, first 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.


Apr 29, 2018 ... A salute to Black History Month learn more about African Americans and ... for others to pursue careers in such fields as franchised car dealers, ...


Pioneers in African American Automotive History ... 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  ...


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 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.


At the dawn of the Automobile Age in the early 20th century, hundreds of small ... As with many small businesses, sales dried up and loans were hard to obtain. ... Further reading: The C. R. Patterson and Sons Company, Black Pioneers in the ...


Jan 16, 2012 ... Take a look back at the black inventors who helped shaped American history. ... with his invention, which automatically locked two car-bumps together. ... His most popular creation, the Incineraid system, was used to banish ...


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.