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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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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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