TYPE: Booklet
COMPONENTS: 16 pages, with a double-page pictorial advertisement for Coca Cola in the center. Small 4to, self-wrappers, stapled;
CONDITION: A few stains and smudges, but still a very good copy.
ITEM ID: 2267

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“Gold & Glory” Sweepstakes Program

Year: 1924
Decade: 1920s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

The official, original and illustrated program for the first Gold and Glory sweepstakes, the “First Annual 100 Mile Race for Colored Drivers Exclusively,” that took place yearly at the Indianapolis Fairgrounds from 1924 to 1936. Frank A. Young, sports editor for the Chicago Defender, one of the nation’s leading black newspapers, wrote: “This auto race will be recognized throughout the length and breadth of the land as the single greatest sports event to be staged annually by colored people. Soon, chocolate jockeys will mount their gas-snorting, rubber-shod Speedway monsters as they race at death defying speeds. The largest purses will be posted here, and the greatest array of driving talent will be in attendance in hopes of winning gold for themselves and glory for their Race.” – Frank Young, Chicago Defender, July 5, 1924