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Title The Brown Bullet : Rajo Jack's drive to integrate auto racing / Bill Poehler.
Author Poehler, Bill, 1977- author.
Publication [Old Saybrook] : Tantor Audio, 2020.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 24 min., 39 sec.))
Time 092439
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audio file rdaft
Call # eAUDIO
Performer Read by David Sadzin.
Summary The powers-that-be in auto racing in the 1920s, namely the American Automobile Association's Contest Board, prohibited everyone who wasn't a white male from the sport. Dewey Gaston, a black man who went by the name Rajo Jack, broke into the epicenter of racing in California, refusing to let the pervasive racism of his day stop him from competing against entire fields of white drivers. In The Brown Bullet, Bill Poehler uncovers the life of a long-forgotten trailblazer and the great lengths he took to even get on the track, and in the end, tells how Rajo Jack proved to a generation that a black man could compete with some of the greatest white drivers of his era, wining some of the biggest races of the day.
Note Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed June 23, 2020).
Subject Rajo Jack, 1905-1956.
African American automobile racing drivers -- Biography.
Automobile racing drivers -- United States -- Biography.
Automobile racing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Racism in sports -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Discrimination in sports -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Addl. Author Sadzin, David, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9781541440418 (electronic audio bk.)
1541440412 (electronic audio bk.)

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