Tag: black history month

Cars & Trucks

Leonard Miller and the Black American Racers

February 21, 2020. Andrew Sheldon

The automotive pioneer broke barriers and worked endlessly to further the advancements of African Americans in the world of auto racing.

Cars & Trucks

Wendell Scott’s Road to NASCAR Immortality

February 13, 2020. Andrew Sheldon

Taxicab driver. Bootlegger. NASCAR racer. If there’s one thing to know about Wendell Oliver Scott, it’s that he was born to drive.

Auto History

Garrett Morgan: Inventor of the Three-Position Traffic Signal

February 10, 2020. Andrew Sheldon

With just a grade school education, Morgan invented numerous devices that enhanced people’s lives, including one that revolutionized transportation.

The Ties that Bind: How Race Relations Shaped Morris County and N.J., 1688-2018

December 27, 2019.

In honor of Black History Month (February), this exhibition explores over 300 years of race relations between black and white people in Morris County and greater New Jersey. Organized by…

Cars & Trucks

C.R. Patterson and Sons: The First and Only African-American Automobile Company

February 03, 2020. Andrew Sheldon

In honor of Black History Month, learn how former slave C.R. Patterson and his son Frederick started a business that would eventually build the first cars, rivaling the Model T.