Did You Know? – In 1910, Frederick D. Patterson was the first African American vehicle manufacturer…

…and he’s been the only one since.


Here are some more facts about Frederick D. Patterson.


In the early 1900s Patterson’s father started a successful horse & buggy company in Greenfield, Ohio.

After his father passed, Frederick took over the business. He was a visionary and saw Americans were shifting from horse and buggy to motorized transportation. So in 1915, the company created the Patterson-Greenfield Automobile.