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For Gold and Glory

  • Aired: 11/19/2012
  • 30:00
  • Rating: NR
In the 1920s, racial tensions created separation between black and white athletes. After being denied participation in the Indianapolis 500, Charlie Wiggins, "the Negro Speed King", created a national racing league for African Americans. For Gold & Glory spotlights first-hand conversations with Charlie's wife Roberta and features interviews with former drivers, families, historians and witnesses.
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Charlie Wiggins created the Gold and Glory racing league for black drivers in the 1920s.
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