This Black Man Had His Own Car Company 100 Years Ago. | Frederick D. Patterson

October 12, 2018 6:20 pm

Profiles of African-American Success: Frederick D. Patterson
by Bayer Mack

Frederick Douglas Patterson (born 1871- died 1932) was an American entrepreneur, the first African American to manufacture cars, and known for the Greenfield-Patterson automobile of 1915, built in Ohio. He later converted his business to the Greenfield Bus Body Company.

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