In this second part of my “Racism in America Vs.” Post American Terrell Jermaine Starr talks about the difference in racism here in the states and in the Ukraine. Video provided by The Washington Post. Check out “Marvel’s Black Panther” and “GET OUT!” Star Daniel Kaluuya experience with racism “Britain Vs. U.S.A.” here after the clip………https://theblackmasculist.com/2018/05/15/daniel-kaluuya-on-racism-britain-vs-u-s-a/
Frederick Douglas Patterson left a teaching position in Kentucky to join his father’s horse and carriage business after his brother died and his father became ill in 1897.
After his father died in 1910 Patterson, who forseen the rise of “horseless carriages” completed his first car in 1915 competing with Henry Ford and priced his cars at $850. He was the first african American to own and operate a car manufacturing company.
Only making 150 he had trouble financing and changed his company to producing trucks & buses rather than to compete. He had success aquiring numerous contracts with school districts.
The great depression took a huge chunk out of Pattersons business. Patterson died in 1932 and his son closed doors in 1939. To date non of his trucks or buses exist but his fathers carriages remains in existence.
Dr. John Morton Finney (1885-1998) Was a former soldier serving as one of the elite “Buffalo Soliders” during the first World War.
Earning his Law degree at the age of 22 in 1911, Finney practiced law until 1997 when he retired at the age of 107. Hes believed to have been the longest practicing lawyer in U.S. history.
Finney also was active during the Civil Rights movement as an activist and lawyer. He left this world having earned 11 degrees. 5 in Law and the others in Mathematics, Sociology and History. He obtained his last degree at 75!
In 1998 then teenager Jarrett Adams was tried and convicted of sexual assault with no evidence simply based off a woman’s claim. He was sentenced to 28 years. The case was belived to be racially motivated cause the woman was white.
Proclaiming their innocence, adams and his co-defendant worked hard to prove their case and after 8 years the case was overturned and he was released in 2007. His co defendent was released 2 years later in 2010
Although his case for compensation was denied he became a lawyer graduating witha law degree from Loyola Chicago University and even took a fellowship with the same court that overturned his conviction.
Recently, the now 36, Jarrett Adams. Esq; helped overturn an innocent mans conviction in the same state that onced convicted him over 20 years ago. His story proves that with dedication and discipline you can overcome any odds.