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Charles Wiggins, WINNER in 1926 -- In the 1920s, a group of black sportsmen created the nation's single largest sporting event ever held by and for African Americans: the Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, a series of 100-mile auto racing events held through the U.S. from 1924-1936. On August 2, 1924, an estimated 12,000 spectators crowded into the grandstand at the Indiana State Fairgrounds dirt track to celebrate the single largest sporting event ever held for African Americans.
Brother & Sisters I (1926) Jno P. Trlica was a Czech photographer and community leader in Granger, Texas. His studio portraits of African-American, Hispanic and Czech area residents, reflect the diversity of the small Texas town during the 1920s.