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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_B._Roberts

He began his auto business by placing ads in the local paper advertising used cars. By the end of 1919, Roberts had negotiated over 60 car sales exclusively for African-American buyers. He hired two salesmen to work his lot, offered auto insurance and payment terms to customers, and later founded Roberts Motors, the ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Davis_(car_dealer)

Edward Davis (February 27, 1911 – May 3, 1999) was an American car dealer. He had a Studebaker dealership from 1939 or 1940 until Studebaker went bankrupt in 1956, and a Chrysler franchise from 1963 to 1971. :24 In 1996 he became the first black inductee in the Automotive Hall of Fame. His autobiography, One ...

www.aacamuseum.org/pioneers-in-african-american-auto-history

In salute of Black History Month, The AACA Museum, Inc. presents a history of the pioneers in the African American community who contributed to the advancement of the automobile industry. These men and women laid the foundation for others to pursue careers in such fields as franchised car dealers, designers, custom ...

www.aacamuseum.org/pioneers-african-american-automotive-history

Hershey, PA (February 2, 2017) – In salute of Black History Month, the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum presents a history of the pioneers in the ... These men and women laid the foundation for others to pursue careers in such fields as franchised car dealers, designers, custom car builders, race car  ...

www.historicvehicle.org/top-five-pioneers-in-african-american-auto-history

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 enduring mark on the automotive world. C.R. Patterson. Frederick Patterson. Born into slavery on a West Virginia plantation in April 1833, C.R. Patterson escaped to Ohio ...

www.oldcarsweekly.com/news/pioneers-in-african-american-automotive-history-at-the-aaca-museum

Jan 27, 2016 ... These men and women laid the foundation for others to pursue careers in such fields as franchised car dealers, designers, custom car builders, race car drivers and manufacturers. Black History is honored during the month of February and the AACA Museum will facilitate a mini-exhibit, Pioneers in African ...

aacardealers.com

The history of African-American men and women who elected to pursue a business career as franchised new car dealers within the automotive industry.

www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2015/08/04/mel-farr-pioneer-among-minority-auto-dealers/31101145

Aug 4, 2015 ... In 1998, Black Enterprise magazine ranked Farr as the largest African American- owned company in the country. With sales of $596.6 million, Mel Farr Automotive Group was the second-largest auto dealership group in metro Detroit. Sharp: Mel Farr was a rebel when Detroit needed one. Bill Perkins said ...

www.chicagonow.com/vociferous-envoy/2012/02/african-american-legacy-profiles-the-pioneers-of-the-car-business

Feb 10, 2012 ... With the Chicago Auto show opening this weekend and this being African American History Month, I will give the story of a few of the African American men who blazed the trail for others in the business of new cars. Albert "Al" Johnson was the first African American to own a General Motors dealership.