Detroit — C.R. Patterson, Frederick Patterson and Charlie Wiggins were being early automotive business owners, innovators and champions who built a profound impact on the industry, even as they had to split down racial barriers to do so.
On Thursday, they will be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, one of the best honors from an sector that, during their lifetimes, largely shunned their contributions mainly because they were being Black.
The function, scheduled for 6 p.m. at The Icon, on Walker Street, also will honor inductees and awardees from the Dearborn-based mostly Hall of Fame’s 2020 course. Very