African Americans saved Cadillac

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By Mabra Holeyfield

At the turn of the 20th century the automobile entered the American scene. During that period there was a pro-liferation of car manufacturers. In 1903 alone 57 companies came into existence and 27 went bankrupt.  Over the years numerous models were introduced that are now a distant memory. Studebaker and Hudson come to mind. But the Cadillac, introduced in 1903, is still going strong.  However, at one point it was also on the chopping block but was saved at the last moment.

       The Cadillac was General Motors’...