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One Driver's Courage in the Face of NASCAR's Racism

Feb 01, 2016 | 589 videos
Video by StoryCorps

Wendell Scott began his driving career in the South during the Jim Crow era. In this StoryCorps animated short, Driven, his son and grandson remember Scott's racing days in the ‘60s and ‘70s. "It was like Picasso, like a great artist doing his work,” says his son, Frank. “But he couldn't get the support...he did everything he did out of his own pocket.” Last year, Wendell Scott became the first African American inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Author: Nadine Ajaka

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