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For Gold and Glory (Video)

This one-hour documentary retraces a little-known chapter in American sports history: the heritage of the Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, an auto racing circuit for African-American drivers and mechanics, set against a backdrop of racial unrest in America during the 1920s and '30s. The program not only tells of the racial barriers these intrepid sportsmen had to overcome, but also examines the efforts of many whites and blacks to come together, despite the social pressures of the day, to create the largest single sporting event ever held for African Americans.

For Gold and Glory: Hardcover Book

In this book, Wiggins' widow, Roberta, and the driver's families, recount vivid stories of his career, such as Charlie's unexpected run-in with the KKK in Kentucky, his outrageous stunts to help promote the black racing circuit, and his strange relationship with the notorious gunman John Dillinger. Set against the colorful backdrop of gangsters, bootleggers, the birth of Jazz, and the early history of auto racing in the U.S., For Gold and Glory chronicles a uniquely American story. 212 Pages.
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60 minutes on 1 tape

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