Author Archives: Chamberlain Gaius

017 – Great Black Heroes – Wendell Scott

017 – Great Black Heroes – Wendell Scott

This podcast focuses on race car driver Wendell Scott.

Despite obstacles from racist drivers, fans and executives as well as financial limitations, Wendell Scott became a winner and a NASCAR Hall of Fame member.

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Matt Baker

Matt Baker

Matt Baker is often considered the first known successful African-American artist in the comic-book industry.

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Charlie Sifford

Charlie Sifford

Charlie Sifford was a pioneer in the world of golf, helping to dismantle the “Caucasian-only clause” and opened the game of golf to generations of Black golfers.

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Willie O’Ree

Willie O’Ree

Willie O’Ree is honored by many as the “Jackie Robinson” of hockey, as he was the first Black player in the league’s history. But his efforts to change the culture of the game spanned many decades beyond his playing days.

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Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin spent years in the background of the shadows of the great civil rights leader of the 1960’s, despite being the man who taught, organized and led them.

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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was the most well-known Black person in America as he bravely fought for the cause of the abolishment of slavery in the United States.

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Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson

Though ignored at the time, history has discovered the true contributions of Mathew Henson, the co-discoverer of the North Pole along with Rear Admiral Robert Perry.

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Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

More than just a celebrated athlete, Jesse Owens took his country on his shoulders and shocked the world winning four gold medal in the 1939 Berlin Olympic Games.

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Johnny Bright

Johnny Bright

Johnny Bright was one of the greatest offensive players in college football and Canadian Football League history but he is most widely remembered for being a victim of one of the worst racially motivated dirty plays in collegiate sports and the impact that it made on the game.

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Wendell Scott

Wendell Scott

Wendell Scott was a pioneer in the sport of auto racing as the first Black full-time driver on the NASCAR circuit. Acting as a driver and his own mechanic he gained the admiration of fans and fellow drivers through his grit and determination to be successful in a sport deeply-entrenched in the Jim Crow south.

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