For Gold and Glory

For Gold and Glory

Special | 30m | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 11/19/12

Rating: NR

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For Gold and Glory is a local public television program presented by WFYI.